SparkPeople SparkTucson- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11956 This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Tucson area. Welcome! SparkPeople SparkTucson- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11956 Season's Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x60114317 <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas to all who celebrate the holiday! <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:48:22 EST Planet Fitness(Tucson Mall Location) Workout Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x60050961 Hello, My name is Celena and I am 34 years old. I live on the south side of Tucson but workout at Planet Fitness by the Tucson Mall because it is closer to work. I am willing to travel to planet fitness even on my days off. Please let me know if you are interested in a beginner workout buddy! Thanks Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:41:30 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x59047765 Hello all.... I hope that there are still people on this team!! :) I'm Stephanie and I'm getting restarted on a healthy journey and saw this group... wanted to say "HI!" :). Hope this finds everyone well and in good spirits!! :) Fri, 5 Sep 2014 03:19:18 EST Hello :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x57828632 :3 hello! I'm Kota ~ I was a member before but i had deleted my past account due to some in life issues! <BR> <BR> :D I've rejoined because i do enjoy this website. Also I hope to move foward with everyone in building a healthy lifestyle , weight loss and a better me, us! <BR> <BR> My goals right now are to lose weight and be more active with a better eatting habits. Currently I'm a bit of a lazy gamer. Aint gonna lie, i need that push once in awhile to get off my tush. <BR> <BR> Currentl... Sat, 10 May 2014 18:38:42 EST introdction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x56883358 Hello my name is cebre, i am new to this site and i live in tucson. I hope to loose 60 pounds. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:53:34 EST Platinum fitness workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x56591545 I'm looking for a buddy to workout with at the east side platinum fitness. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:08:52 EST Hi, just joined Sparkpeople... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x56562491 Hi, I'm grateful to find Sparkpeople online and find that so many people are here in Tucson to join me in my journey to better health & weight loss. I just got the 28 day boot camp DVD, but haven't yet actually put it in the player and done anything with it. I'm a single mom with three still in school, and one 22 yr old living with me still. Busy looking for a job, and that is depressing since I've not been employed since my 10 yr old was born. Seems like employers are tossing aside my appli... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:58:18 EST Hi, I am thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x56411756 Hi, I am thankful that I have found this sight to help me get the weight off and learn how to eat better. I got scared at my last Dr. appointment when he said I was prediabetic. My Mom was diabetic and it is the last thing I want to get. SOOOOO I figure the only way I can beat the odds is to do something about my weight and learn how to eat better right now. I lost 20 lbs. last year but I was still eating badly( too many sweets). I know that managing diabetes is all about eating well and exe... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 08:25:32 EST Where to buy broccolini? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x56224096 Hello! <BR> <BR> I need some shopping advice. I love broccolini (sometimes called baby broccoli) but can't find a good source. I assumed Sprouts (formerly Sunflower Market) would be the natural place to buy this veggie, but every time I've checked I don't find it. When I ask the produce stockers, I've been misdirected to broccoli rabe. NOT the same stuff. <BR> <BR> I've been buying it at Safeway in a 6-ounce portion shrink wrapped to a styrofoam tray. Seems an expensive, odd, and wasteful w... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:22:56 EST lelia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x56119332 My name is lelia first time here hope this works Sat, 28 Dec 2013 22:08:10 EST Northwest Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x56105668 Looking for a workout buddy for after work. I get off around 5pm Monday thru Friday. I have a membership at planet fitness. I've been moderately active but need someone to hold me accountable and not let me make excuses! :) Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:36:59 EST Saguaro National Monument East http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x56059038 Has anyone walked the 8 mile loop at SNME? I want to start doing this on Saturday morning but concerned about the bike and car traffic. Currently I try and walk Sabino Canyon M-F after work, but Saturdays this place is very busy and the trams are running as well. Any info on Saguaro would be great. Sun, 22 Dec 2013 10:22:37 EST Is any one interested in a Rally? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x55824237 Reply to this thread. We have a member who has shown an interest in possibly hosting a rally for SP Tucson. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 10:49:03 EST December 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x55824204 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 10:45:54 EST Monday and Friday AM Reid Park walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7872x11956x55819848 Anyone interested? Average pace. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 23:06:51 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x55443870 Hello, I am so happy to have found Spark People in Tucson. I am very new I just joined last Sunday. I would like to ask you for support with my exercise plan. I can get a bit lazy at times. <BR> Well, I hope you all have sweet dreams. Peace. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:15:26 EST Newbie!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x55114551 Hello everyone! I am new to this site and seem to really like it!!!! I was wanting to hear some tips and experiences from everyone! Have others met up in groups to work out? Are there stay at home moms here? What are some steps to getting started? I have been trying to find a group to get involved with but didn't necessarily trust the wonderful internet!!!! I will take any tips or advice out there!!! I have a ways to go to reach my goals (not impossible with some dedicated hard work!!!!) Wed, 2 Oct 2013 13:52:00 EST October 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x55106299 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 22:01:55 EST Here I am... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x54905525 Hi all - I just joined here - have lots to lose, and am frustrated about it. I'm a single working mom to a 6 year old boy (actually my grandson, whom I have adopted), and have very little time to do anything for myself! To add to the frustration - my son is an extremely picky eater. Because of his history, his therapist advised that I let him be picky - and even cater to his choices to an extent, hoping that over time his range of acceptable foods will broaden. I've seen that beginning to hap... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:46:33 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x54905127 Hi All, Good to be here. If I can get a walking buddy (or group) for accountability purposes, I'll be all set. I live in the Swan and Sunrise area. Will share more later when I am more comfortable. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:34:48 EST September 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x54753128 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 13:17:30 EST August 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x54347207 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:48:35 EST Small Steps - something every day 7/28 - 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x54311705 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team <em>381</em> <... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:09:20 EST July 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x54223591 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:38:13 EST Donations for next Spark Tucson Rally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x53885776 Hi everyone! I have the Spark Solution book to donate to the next Rally. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <em>213</em> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:36:05 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x53440713 Hi everyone! My name is Jessie. I have been a member of SparkPeople for a while, but I haven't really been involved in the community before now. I am 34 years old and live in Tucson, Arizona. I am beginning a journey to be a generally healthy person by losing weight, exercising more, and eating better. I hope to make some new friends here to help me stay motivated. Nice to meet you! Wed, 22 May 2013 16:45:59 EST Need to get Xtreme 360 scooter repaired http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x53285162 Does anyone know where in Tucson I can get this done? It is brand new, hasn't moved an inch under its own power. Thu, 9 May 2013 20:23:10 EST Returning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x53097893 I find that every decade brings another pound or 2 and less interest in exercising, so I'm back to get motivated again. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:03:16 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x52686582 I'm not new to dieting have lost 20-25 pounds 2 times working on losing it again for the last time. I have always been a calorie counting type of gal. I all though this time I am starting something a different following the JUDDD diet. 3-4 days a week of non-consective fasting (500-600 calories) and healthy sensiable eating untill satified on the other days. A bit different for me but going to give it a whirl..sounds like there have been many people who have had sucess with it. <BR> <BR> I ... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:20:12 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x52498087 I know it is short notice, but anyone out there is interested in walking reid park this am around 8. call me 235-8353. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:21:09 EST Goodbye http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x52398083 Hi Tucson! <BR> <BR> Around 5 years ago, this team was designated as the "official" team for Tucson. I had joined this team, quit it, then rejoined. One of the SP Coaches was asking for volunteers to lead this team. There was a good amount of discourse going on by many folks on the team about how all the teams for Tucson "should" be handled and yet, in all those folks who were 'SHOULDING' about this, NOT ONE stepped up to DO anything about it. <BR> <BR> Hesitantly, I emailed the coach... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 11:37:58 EST I am back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x52390419 So I came here in 2007 and lost 80 pounds, then I started slipping and sliding my way back to now, 2013, I have 40 pounds to lose to get back to where I was. <BR> Annoyed, ashamed, disgusted, and discouraged ... I have been all those things. But at this point ... I am just <BR> GLAD TO BE BACK!!! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:56:05 EST Why do we have an Introductions sticky topic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x52237299 Doesn't make much sense to have a sticky topic taking up space that we are specifically asked to not use. Can't the admin get rid of it? <BR> <BR> I've been in Tucson for about 4 years now. It's a very sprawly town. My weight is starting to have a big impact on my health. I've tried to lose weight many times and I find I just don't stick with it long enough. I lose a little weight and gain it back again with extra change. <BR> <BR> I've lost 10 pounds so far and I really want to make s... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:14:06 EST March 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x51964363 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:48:21 EST Tucson MeetUp Group & Event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x51759261 Greetings all! I just wanted to share info on a MeetUp group that's just started for folks interested in finding out more about the Paleo/Primal lifestyle: <link>http://www.meetup.com/Paleo-Primal-L<BR>iving-Tucson/ </link> <BR> <BR> The organizer of the group is also going to be holding a workshop on natural/functional movement exercise in February at Udall Park <link>http://www.meetup.com/Paleo-Primal-L<BR>iving-Tucson/events/100062442/ </link> <BR> <BR> You do need to register with... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:40:46 EST NE Tucsonian invites U to live life w/Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x51746587 It would be nice to see if there are any local, in-person meetings to add another dimension of support and to get to know one another! It would be great to find a work out buddy and find someone that knows the ropes of being a Sparky! I'd love to find someone that maybe walks around Udall or McDonald Park or anywhere on the East Side of town! Maybe some of you Zumba or do Power 90X, or Yoga or whatever. $0.00 events would be great! Biking, Jogging, Pink Ribbon Walk-a-thons for breast cancer, ... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 01:48:25 EST Work Out Point Challenge for 1-20 thru 1-26, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x51619412 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:10:43 EST HAY! NooB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x51590875 Hi. I joined SparkPeople several years ago now but I'm just now trying to get to know the site and the people better. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:00:24 EST Morning Workout Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x51506283 Hi there! I am a student at the U of A and am looking for a workout buddy to meet with at the Rec Center. I figure it is a free resource for students and we might as well take advantage. It would be nice to have someone to meet with, for accountability sake. I was thinking of working out about 6:30-8:00ish, but I have some flexibility with time if a little earlier or later would work better. A group would be awesome too! <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are interested! <BR> Cheers! <BR> -Le... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:05:27 EST January 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x51431917 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:58:21 EST Intro - New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x51402551 Hello all: <BR> <BR> My name is Rachael and I am new to Spark. I am interested in meeting some like minded friends that are interested in weight loss, fitness and camaraderie. I am 35 and am striving to lose 50+ pounds. I have always been pretty athletic but never slim; weight is something that I have struggled with my whole life. As the years have gone on the extra weight is definitely impacting my life, health and self esteem and I figure there is no time like the present to make some adju... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:46:03 EST Belly dancing anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x51381868 I have never been into sports or working out. I am trying to get my 10,000 steps daily. I thought it would be fun to add a dance class 1-2 weekly to my program. There is a Belly Dance Studio @ 2629 E Broadway. Belly dancing is very good for your core. I am going to take a class, soon. The trouble is I am busy with other thing in life, it gets pushed back on my list. If I made a commitment with a SP friend, I know I would get there. <em>30</em> <BR> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:45:01 EST seeking Sr Green Valley walking bicycling buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x51380686 I've been a member of Spark People for about 3 years and am still working on being fit over fat. I intend to go to the Tucson Spark Rally, and we can meet there if possible. <BR> <BR> I am a young (female) senior in Green Valley, looking for a weekly or more, walking buddy. I walk about a 20 minute mile and go about 3 miles at a time. I also love to bicycle and my limit is about 20+/- miles. There's a loop: Abrego south to Continental east to Old Nogales Hwy north (past Quail Creek) to... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:26:46 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x51364527 HI all, I am looking to lose 50+ pounds and cannot even believe that is something I have to think about and say out loud at 26 years old. I've been athletic my entire life and was never skinny skinny, but always toned and at a healthy weight. The sports I did burned any of the extra calories I would eat, without any thought on my behalf. Then, I became pregnant with my beautiful baby girl and put on 60 pounds like it was nothing. After having her, I remember trying to do a sit up ( i easi... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:02:00 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x51345738 I'm Mary <em>30</em> <BR> Just wanted to say "HI!" Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:37:15 EST December 2012 Monthy Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x51053605 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:00:32 EST Hi! Himmel Park Sat? Barefoot Cardio Wed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x50714841 Hi everyone - I am resparking for the 4th time and this time I'm living in Tucson. <BR> <BR> One of the things I am trying to do to make myself REALLY do this this time around is pay for it. So I started with some classes I can schedule and pay as I go. I've found I won't miss those because I'd hate myself for wasting the money... <BR> <BR> Does anyone want to go to any of these with me though so I have a sparkbuddy at them?? She offers free first classes and stuff so you can try it with... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 11:11:27 EST Holiday Support Hotline http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x50658941 Being haunted by the ghosts of Halloween Candy? <BR> <BR> Pumpkin pie pursuing you in your dreams? <BR> <BR> Want to strut your feathers about the Turkey Trot you signed up for? <BR> <BR> Family "fun" time turning into "stress" time? <BR> <BR> This is the place for you. The holidays are a special time of the year that are full of chances to create great memories and to spend time with friends and family. It's also a time when most of us run ourselves ragged getting everything done and i... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 12:47:27 EST Hey there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x50376685 Hi. My name is Alex and a friend from a fitness group I am in on Facebook told me about Spark People, so I thought I'd give it a go. I am 27 years old, married, and have 2 kids. I started trying to lose weight 2.5 months ago (Mid-July 2012) after seeing a picture of myself. I have lost 35 pounds since then by changing my diet. I started working out at the YMCA 2 weeks ago. I still have about 75 pounds to lose. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:49:03 EST Catalina? Oro Valley? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x50367216 I sure could use a few workout buddies up in my neck of the woods. Anybody in the Catalina/Saddlebrooke/Oro Valley area? Sat, 13 Oct 2012 04:35:05 EST SparkRally January, 2013 - Kick off the New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x50010087 Hi all! <BR> <BR> So there was discussion at the Rally a few weeks back of having another one in January to kick off the new year on the right foot... maybe do a recipe/exercise equipment swap, meet an accountability buddy, do a walk, and just hang out. <BR> <BR> So the questions are: <BR> <BR> 1) If the world doesn't end in December, does this sound like fun and something you'd attend?! <BR> 2) If it is something you'd want to do, would the weekend of the 12th or 19th be good? <BR> 3) An... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:38:18 EST November 2012 Monthy Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x49902969 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:50:28 EST Hello There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x49872130 Hi my name is Rachel, I am new to this site. Lookign forward to tracking my goals and maybe meeting some new weight loss friends :) Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:22:49 EST New to Spark and new to Tucson! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x49867250 Well so far I am enjoying my new city but not my new weight! Need to get motivated and get my energy back!!! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:31:08 EST No motivation. Tie me to your truck? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x49863178 My name is Lisa. I'm 41 and obese. I really need some motivation. People to walk with or swim with. Also need some good cheap recipes. I was laid off in May this year. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:25:45 EST New to this site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x49789965 Hi there, I am Nicole and I am the mom of 2 boys, I work the night shift at an Assisted living facility and need to lose weight and feel healthy again. I was in shape and slim before my children but gaining close to 80 lbs my first pregnancy and never truly getting more than 20 off at a time has been challenging to my self esteem and life. I courted the idea of weight loss surgery but I have been able to lose on my own I just need some motivation. I really would like to have someone to walk w... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 22:34:54 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x49540475 Hi! <BR> I've been on Spark here and there, but thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself to some real, locals and maybe get some motivation/encouragement. <BR> I started P90X about 3 months ago and did a great job with the workout. I have gained about 8 pounds because I did not diet (didn't think I needed to). I got really HUNGRY. <BR> I have really lapsed the last 3 weeks and need to kick-start again. I am lacking motivation, but know I can kick ass if I put my mind to it. <BR>... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:36:10 EST August 2012 Monthly Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x49350771 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:53:02 EST trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x49108999 How come everyone's ticker is in KG ? I changed mine to pounds.. or I thought I did.. but I still see everyone elses in KG. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:40:47 EST Hi there - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x49104773 My name is Jennifer and I have been a member of SP for 1 week. I really love the website and all it has to offer. My goal is to lose 16 lbs by November 10th and keep it off forever! I love hiking, yoga & excercise classes. I workout 5-6 days a week in the mornings, but decided to add an evening workout M-F to help lose those pounds. I look forward to meeting other members and hearing their stories! :) Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:59:23 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x49062766 Sort of new to this site. I signed up quite awhile ago, but I am finally getting serious. :) I'm trying to make a lifestyle change. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:18:28 EST It's me again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x49035298 HI Gals..I decided to start over from scratch.. so Here I am.. FINALLY... ever since I broke my ankle in 2010 I have been DOWN AND OUT. But, thanks to .. well thanks to a lot of things, I am back and WANT to get started again. I have the desire..... until it gets down to the nitty gritty and then I just waffle. :( Poor choice of words. LOL.. anyway.. Im here. <BR> <BR> Gretchen d gr8 :) <BR> <BR> ps. Hi Julee :) Wed, 18 Jul 2012 01:47:39 EST July 2012 Monthy Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x48855957 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 13:27:42 EST Wheelchair Grandma getting started... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x48545048 I'm just beginning my journey to try and change my lifestyle. Not just eating but many things. I'm raising my grand daughter and have been married for 27 years. We all need the change. As I learn I will pass it one :-). My biggest obstacle is I can't stand for long or walk very far. My mother gave me a video for exercise in a chair. I'm also going to try some stretching, meditation and basic attitude change. Starting a whole new way of life at 50 sure is interesting. Taking it one th... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:42:36 EST Join the Y http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x48539940 It helps to have a place to go. Get out of the house and enjoy your freedom. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:30:10 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x48468340 I would like to get encouragement and help with losing weight. I have been actively working out for about 2 years and have not been able to get to where I would like to be. I am interested in running groups, walking groups, fitness classes and am going to start the couch to 5k program. I recently did the warrior dash which kicked my booty but I made it through. I am 31 years old and would love work out friends and partners. Let me know if you are interested. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:40:08 EST June 2012 Monthy Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x48458751 Sorry this is late! <BR> <BR> This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and m... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:59:55 EST Couch 2 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x48318117 Wondering if anyone is currently doing the Couch 2 5K running program? I just started week 2 and would love to have a 5K buddy. :) <BR> <BR> Jessi Thu, 31 May 2012 22:58:59 EST Brand new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x48254122 Hi, I am Kim from Tucson Arizona. I am a native Texan and last summer we had to move to Arizona for my husband's health. I watched him go through a triple bypass surgery and recovery. I am in a yahoo group where alot of the members are vegan and have read what all they've had to say. after going to the dr myself and finding out my cholesterol was 400 and I was borderline diabetic I decided it was time for a change. At first, I was only going to do vegetarian. But I have been reading alo... Sun, 27 May 2012 19:52:50 EST Know a good orthotic for flat feet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x48213898 I've been walking (16 Min./Mile) since April and recently started adding a slow jog, just for a minute, followed by walking, etc., as recommended on the running guide found on this site. Unfortunately, I started experiencing some sharp pain in the outer part of one of my calves. I've pulled back on walking as well as my jogging attempts for a few days, and it's feeling ok now. Thankfully, I can rule out shin splints! <BR> <BR> I'm 49 now, and haven't run since my 20's, so I had forgotten tha... Thu, 24 May 2012 14:56:35 EST Just Joined, First Day : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x48170636 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I want to say how excited I am to be starting a new diet plan. I have tried many and give up half way when I stop seeing quick results. I knew it was time to change when I realized only 2 outfits in my closet actually felt comfortable to wear. I didn't want to accept that I was gaining weight but my jeans can't lie. Apart from losing weight I'd like to eat healthy whole foods, I have been on the processed food for too long now and boy does my tummy feel it, not only is... Mon, 21 May 2012 17:09:43 EST Former couch potato needs walking buddy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x48159126 Hey there everybody. I joined last month and I am looking for someone to walk with who lives near Pima College West or Downtown campus or anywhere in that general vicinity--I'm not picky. I'm looking for someone who doesn't mind walking at a slower pace. I'm short and people usually walk at a much linger stride than I do, so it's too slow for most people. I'm trying to build up to being able to walk the Tumamoc, near St. Mary's Hospital. I'm not used to walking a lot, so I am really a beginn... Sun, 20 May 2012 22:35:37 EST Great Site! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x48132363 Hi everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople as of a few days ago. I've been using another sight, EverydayHealth, but this site is a better fit for me by far. I already like the flexibility of the nutrition tools much more. I'm also very happy to see a Tucson group here - I hope to engage more in it, but for now, just wanted to intro myself. Fri, 18 May 2012 20:58:46 EST Northwest Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x48110752 Hi all, I'm a member of the NW YMCA on Shannon Rd. and if anyone else out there is a member who is looking for a workout buddy, let me know! I'm usually there every day doing cardio or taking spinning classes. <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 May 2012 11:11:04 EST Where do you workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x47864991 Just wondering if I might be running into other Tucson sparkers without realizing. <BR> <BR> What fitness activities do you participate in town? Tue, 1 May 2012 19:50:35 EST May 2012 Monthy Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x47855476 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Tue, 1 May 2012 09:49:32 EST it has been a long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x47782862 but after many years I am back! and I am determined to lose this weight! My name is Jessica, Im a 28 year old divorced mom of 3 beautiful little girls. I have an amazing boyfriend who was brave enough to take on 4 new ladies in his life! I work full time as a preschool teacher on the east side of town and I am nearing the end of my associates degree as a now part time student. My plate is full and I have little time. I have packed on quite a few pounds but really didnt care to be honest lol, ... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:03:43 EST Spark Rally 2012 Info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x47776602 Hi everyone! Interested in having a Rally for Tucson this year? <BR> <BR> Because I've been so swamped with health issues, I haven't been able to plan a Rally since 2010. <BR> <BR> I've asked for volunteers to help plan a Rally, but thus far, have had no takers... <BR> <BR> Anyone? Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:36:38 EST Hey Tucsonans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x47768420 I just joined this site and am very excited to see that there are other people in Tucson on here. I have a mission to lose over 100 lbs. (though my first goal is to lose 50), so it would be great to have someone to hang out with that has similar goals (or has success reaching a goal they've already accomplished). I'm a 28-year-old male with a Master's degree, work full-time and also love video games and music. If anyone is interested in talking with me or even meeting up to share goals, respo... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:30:35 EST new to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x47755736 Hi! I just joined sparkpeople. I hope this can help me to get back into shape and lose some weight. I'm from the eastside. I'm not a native Tucsonian but have lived here for 5 years now. I know that there are a lot of outdoor activities going on in Tucson because of the great year round weather. I hope that this forum will help provide info on any fun family friendly events going on in the Tucson area. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:45:37 EST Anyone want to walk at Jacobs park? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x47596722 I saw that there are several posts for Reid park, but that is farther than I would want to go...is anyone near Jacobs park (Fairview and Prince) area? I have a treadmill at home but am uninspired to use it and would like to get some friendships started. Hope to hear from someone. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:05:01 EST East Side Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23027x11956x47582091 I am looking for a gym partner or any a walking partner. I am available after 5 pmn and on weekends. Looking to lose 50 pounds and want a serious partner/friend. <BR> <BR> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:29:35 EST Let's plan a rally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x47417207 I'm co-leader of the SparkArizona team and wanted to stop in and say Hi! to everyone. It's great to see you have an active team. <BR> <BR> For those of you who are also a member of the SparkArizona team, you know that I'm having a Spark Rally in the Phoenix area next week. I had planned to approach your team about setting one up once I got this that one done - and I see several mentions from your members that you would be interested. So, I guess it's time to do some planning! <BR> <BR> I... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 01:42:55 EST Just found this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x47398255 I could use the support of this team and was wondering if there are any events coming up? Mon, 2 Apr 2012 23:19:00 EST April 2012 Monthly Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x47361751 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:36:20 EST Just signed up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x47307240 I just signed up after month's of my daughter's persistence to give this site a chance. I recently came up with some health issues, so no time like the present to take advantage of a good thing. Hope to have a lot of support for my health and well being. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:29:07 EST El Tour de Tucson 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x47134277 I have signed up for the 42 mile leg as a motivational tool. I am currently up to 14 miles (from my first ride in 5-6 years of 3 miles). <BR> <BR> Anyone else planning on riding this year? Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:18:05 EST Tumamoc Hill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x47115258 Howdy All, new to Sparks in Feb, first post. I am trying to walk the "T" 2 to 3 evenings a week after work, was wondering if any of the folks I pass, OK they all pass me were other Tucson Spark folks. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:59:20 EST Market on the Move Fresh Veggies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7872x11956x46947220 Check out MOM- market on the move in tucson for a great deal on produce. For a $10 donation, receive up to 60 lbs. of fresh produce. Or, for a $100 yearly membership, the 3000 Club member can go to any locations throughout Metro Phoenix or Tucson weekly and get their produce at no additional donation required. <BR> <BR> They usually have veggies that are pretty ripe so be prepared to can, freeze, and share. Wed, 7 Mar 2012 01:24:16 EST March 2012 Monthly Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x46914541 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:46:18 EST Work Out Point Challenge for 3/4-3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x46774940 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:33:03 EST Step count Challenge 3/4 - 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x46774923 How many Steps did you walk today? <BR> <BR> Give a count for the day and your running total! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:32:05 EST Small Steps - something everyday 2/26 - 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x46774914 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:31:27 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x46582780 My name is Sarah and i just joined Spark. I am 24 and have had weight issues my entire life. I love me but I definitely do not take care of myself enough, I am always taking care of everyone else and it is time I start focusing on myself. I am very excited and really want to make 2012 my year, I just need the motivation and extra push in order to actually do it. My family is very supportive but I think we can all use a little extra push once in a while. Looking forward to a change and to maki... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:24:01 EST a new beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x46432207 hello my name is Anabel, My employer is having a biggest loser challenge. I'm taking this opportunity to make changes in my life for the postive. Even though I had already made my first step by getting more active, I dont stay consistant with my workouts or healthy eating. So I lost 20 pounds only to gain it back and only maintain my weight. I need support right now. Even though my husband is on board with weight loss, he doesnt have much to lose and he's starting a fad diet. I'm super ob... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 14:24:03 EST February 2012 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x46379887 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:21:04 EST Work Out Point Challenge for 1/29-2/4, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x46172774 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 10:59:53 EST Work Out Point Challenge for Jan 15-21, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x46042369 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:24:27 EST Step count Challenge 2/5-2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x45912940 How many Steps did you walk today? <BR> <BR> Give a count for the day and your running total! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! <BR> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 22:26:44 EST Homemade Laundry Soap powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7872x11956x45907277 - 2 parts grated Soap <BR> (some use Fels Naptha, some Ivory Bar Soap, others use Castile Bar Soap - I make my own 0% superfat hard soap and use that) <BR> - 1 part Washing Soda (not baking soda - washing soda is a bit more caustic) <BR> - 1 part Borax powder (as in 20 mule team - available in the laundry aisle at the grocery) <BR> - A few drops citrus or lavender essential oil (OPTIONAL) <BR> <BR> A good place to start with this is 1 cup soap shreds, 1/2 cup washing soda, and 1/2 cup borax.... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:21:46 EST Homemade All Purpose Spray Cleaner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7872x11956x45907188 I usually don't share recipes like this til I've actually tried them a few times and made sure they work. <BR> <BR> I'm actually quite impressed with how well this turned out. And we all liked the way it performed enough that I now make it up a gallon at a time. A gallon costs about 2.00 to make (I don't use distilled water, I use filter tap water). This takes the place of Formula 409 in our house and IMO, it performs as well on light dirt, but I often need a second go over or some soak time... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:18:06 EST Non Toxic Oven Cleaner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7872x11956x45907170 As many of you know, I am a soap maker and have a healthy respect for lye, but do not fear it. That being said, oven cleaners and their fine sprays of lye can be scary. <BR> <BR> When I first read about this some time ago, I had my doubts. Then one of my most favorite people in the world tried this out in his oven and raved about the results. So I gave it a try. Wow. <BR> <BR> My first advisory is this: USE PAINTER'S TAPE OR PAPER TOWELS TO BLOCK THE VENTS ON THE DOOR SO THAT DRIPS DO NOT O... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:17:26 EST Lotion Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7872x11956x45907159 These are great - my daughter uses hers everywhere and goes through them quickly. <BR> <BR> Lotion Bars <BR> <BR> 4.25 oz beeswax <BR> 4.25 oz shea butter or cocoa butter <BR> 5.5 oz coconut oil <BR> <BR> when I have it, I add a tablespoon or so of lanolin to the melt. <BR> <BR> Melt all over VERY low heat (or in a crock pot on low or med) and pour into a container or mold. <BR> <BR> IF you notice that your body temp isn't high enough to melt the bar with ease, you can re-melt the b... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:16:56 EST Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x45897477 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I know everyone has different levels of fitness and different goals. This is why I have set up 3 different challenges. Hopefully these accommodate everyone. <BR> <BR> However, in the interest of garnering more participation, I'd like feedback from members who are interested in participating in challenges, but don't feel comfortable with the ones we currently have going. Reply to this post with your ideas. <BR> <BR> Current Team Challenges: <link>www.sparkpeopl... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:16:48 EST Small Steps - something everyday 2/5-2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x45897372 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:11:26 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x45868674 Hellooooo Tucson! <BR> I've finally decided that this is it, the last overweight, low self esteem year of my life was 2011, I'm aiming to own 2012! <BR> I've got about 30 pounds to get rid of, once and for all. I'm on the SE side of town, so if there is any one that is in want of motivation, or an exercise partner, don't hesitate to message me <BR> <em>41</em> Fri, 6 Jan 2012 20:04:18 EST Happy almost New Year!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x45717534 I am a 25 year old going back to school to become an Elementary School teacher. Over the last six years when I stopped playing supports for schools and local clubs I noticed I was still eating the calories I was required for sports with very little exercise. Needless to say with my high calorie intake and no sports I gained weight and found myself in a cycle I could not fix. <BR> <BR> I am now at a place in my life when enough is enough and I am motivated enough to try to change what I hate-... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:25:24 EST Rock Climbing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x45696159 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I want to know if anyone might be interested in adding rock climbing to their workouts. I have been going to Rocks n Ropes downtown, and while the self-belay courses are fun, it'd be great to have a buddy to try some of the other courses. <BR> <BR> Ideally, I'd like to go a couple of times a month, but consistently. Its a great workout, a ton of fun. <BR> <BR> Any interest? Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:28:00 EST NW Side, I need to really do it this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x45692015 He everyone, I was here before and unfortunately after much yoyoing, I am the heaviest I have ever been. I am not happy with what I look like, what I feel like or what I have become. So here I am. No resolutions, no New Year's pressures on myself...just me ready to change. I dont have much of a plan or method I plan to use. I plan to start small and at least start walking. So hello everyone. I hope I can be a support to all of you. Thanks! Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:40:55 EST Jogging Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x45630176 Hi All! <BR> <BR> Hey Tucson Sparkers! Just checking in to see if anyone is interested in doing some walking/jogging/running around Tucson. I am planning on getting into Marathon training next year, and would like the opportunity to run around with other folks. Any interest? Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:05:57 EST New to SparkTucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x45574733 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to this forum and having been a yo-yo dieter for far to long. I have about 20 pounds I need to lose to be at a healthy weight I know I can maintain (not what the chart says). I thought I would try this type of support since I've been going it alone and it doesn't seem to be working.....I'm hoping with SparkTucson I can stay on track, be encouraged, find the motivation I need and hopefully do the same for others!!!! hope to hear from you soon, thanks! Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:08:54 EST January 2012 Fitness Challenge - setting goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x45321958 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:36:12 EST Small Steps - something everyday 11/6 - 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x44963357 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team Mon, 7 Nov 2011 11:54:13 EST Hi! I'm from Sierra Vista http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x44897958 Hi! My name is Ruanda and I am actually from Sierra Vista and not from Tucson, but Team Tucson was the closest Team to me so I thought I might be eble to join. Is this okay? Thu, 3 Nov 2011 08:05:04 EST Small Steps - something everyday 10/30 - 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x44866836 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team <em>104</em> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:05:38 EST November 2011 Fitness Challenge - setting goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x44866805 This Challenge is about SETTING GOALS. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your Goal: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned o... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:03:54 EST Any Sparkers near Rincon Country on S.Camino Seco? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x44826909 If you are in or near Rincon Country, S. Camino Seco, I'd love to hear from you. Please visit my Spark Page or send a message. Sat, 29 Oct 2011 22:47:48 EST Downtown YMCA Members? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x44825946 Are any of you members at the Downtown Lohes YMCA? I'd love to find an accountability partner to attend a class with every week. Sat, 29 Oct 2011 21:27:57 EST Small Steps - something everyday 10/23 - 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x44740384 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:49:05 EST First Day on SP :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x44657125 Hello everyone. My name is Danielle and today is my first day on Sparkpeople. I've never done the message board thing so bear with me. I'm 22 and want to be healthier...and ill be honest being skinnier will be awesome too. My friend and I have start a program to motivate each other...but i also want to take advantage of the community here as well. so feel free to add me i like to be motivating too...and sometimes its nice to know that i'm not the only one who would rather have a cheeseburger ... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:02:44 EST Howdy Tucson! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x44590440 Helllloooooo out there!!!!! Is anyone home????? <BR> <BR> I rejoined Spark people a little better than a week ago, and I live north of Tucson - so I thought I'd say hey here too! <BR> <BR> I've got 70+ lbs to get off of me, my knees and feet are danged tired of packing it! <BR> <BR> Kate Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:47:30 EST Small Steps - something everyday 10/16 - 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x44503167 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 9 Oct 2011 11:41:38 EST Work Out Point Challenge for Jan 8-14, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x44503155 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 11:40:51 EST Lonely and looking for friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x44445839 Hi all, <BR> I live on the far east side (Broadway & Harrison) and I'm looking for friends. I like to think I'm a nice person, but I don't get out as much as I'd like too. I have seven cats, love to read, and I am mentally disabled - but it is under control with my drugs. I found out in May that I have type 2 diabetes. So I must lose this weight I've put on since my mothers death in 2000. I have managed to lose almost 20 lbs since May just trying to stay away from sweets and portion control. ... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 18:24:47 EST Work Out Point Challenge for Oct 2 - 8, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x44367584 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 point... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:44:42 EST Small Steps - something everyday 10/2 - 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x44367430 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:34:25 EST October 2011 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x44367380 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:32:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x44219140 Hi there....I'm 55 and ready to make a change! I plan on loosing 50+ pounds. I am feeling that if I actually write this I am making more of a commitment. It feels that way at least. Wishing everyone good luck with their goals too! <em>249</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:12:59 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x44138781 Hi All, <BR> This is my first day. I am overwhelmed by all of the information and tools available on this site. Good luck - I hope everyone meets their goals! Sat, 17 Sep 2011 22:38:49 EST How can I request a change made to my tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x44120863 I have low blood sugar and I like to eat every 3 hours. How can I change my nutrition tracker so I can enter the time I ate the meal? Or who can I make this request to? <BR> <BR> Thank you Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:47:03 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x43957860 I'm a Senior at the University of Arizona majoring in computer science. I'm forced to spend so much time in front of the computer every day that I've gained a lot of weight since starting college. I've just recently starting biking to the University everyday, so I'm getting myself committed to reducing my weight to my target area. Wish me luck! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 14:33:58 EST Labor Day Shout Out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x43921400 Hey fellow Tucsonans! <BR> <BR> I'm noticing this group hasn't been very active lately. Are you still out there? Are you still fighting the fight? What's going on? Tell me how Spark People is helping you and what this group is doing to help you stay motivated! Mon, 5 Sep 2011 19:18:01 EST Back once again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x43862717 Hi , My name is Earle .. I first started my sparkpage last year .. My weight was 269 .. well i left sparkpeople and lo and behold i blew up to 300 pounds in march of 2011.. well i lost 10 pounds right away .. and aug 1st i started exercising and dieting and I lost 20 more pounds .. I join Sparkpeople again today at 269 pounds oddly enough the same weight as when i left .. Im hitting the gym hard and dieting .. I just turned 40 Aug 18 .. lets see what happens .. <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 02:12:29 EST Making Everyday a Wonderful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x43761067 After my mom (also my best friend) passed away 4 years ago (still like yesterday to me) at her age of 62, I decided to live best of my life everyday and have my gratitude for every day I have. <BR> I am so glad that I found this web site and having so much fun with in the 1st week. <BR> Finally, I feel that I am not along. One of my doctor said lose 20 lb (from 140lb, and I am only 5'2") is not realistic for me (which really made me feel sad). But I know this is what I really want to do. If ... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:38:17 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x43709704 Today is my first day and I can't wait to get started! I feel overwhelmed by support and information but in a good way and I know this change will be a lifelong one. I can't wait until I'm able to hike a long ways without ending the day with pain and exhaustion. haha Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:03:56 EST Importance of Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x43589440 I am doing practically everything "right" ... logging every calorie and making sure to workout often, variety in both what I eat and my exercise, positive attitude and all the rest. So why then are these 10 pounds remaining so stubbornly stuck to me? <BR> <BR> I am starting to wonder if its the lack of water in my life? I came on here this morning and began to automatically move that "water meter" up to 8 just to get the points, then realized ... how much water have I really been drinking? ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:51:47 EST no me time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x43571898 I am having a very hard time getting on track with losing weight and being healthy again. My life is abounding with stress and I have taken on the responsibility of my three year old grandson and my nine year old grandson. So after work (usually 9+ hours) it is back to being a nurturer for them so I have put myself on the back burner again. I keep the food journal up, I am not sedentary but I have a hard time trying to find time to devote to exercising. I so want to try Zumba as I know it ... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:31:20 EST HELLO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x43294817 Hi my name is Charity and I am here to make a difference in my life, I want to look in the mirror and LOVE what I see. Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:17:59 EST 32, Teacher, Downtown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x43196017 I'm "new" again (reNEWed?) to Spark after being gone for a couple years. Just wanted introduce myself and get connected with the local community. I'm 32, live downtown, and am getting ready to start my eighth year of teaching. In my "me time", I'm an artist and musician, and strive towards a more socially, environmentally, and animal-just world. <BR> <BR> I am joining Fleet Feet's beginning runner 5K training program in August and would love to connect with any other beginning runners near... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 04:24:22 EST Back Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x43106975 So I got on the scale and I am up 27 pounds. I knew it was getting bad, well just as an alcoholic needs to be diligent with recovery, so do I with my weight. I stopped the calorie tracking, and let more and more pass my lips without thinking twice. I kept working out at least, or it probably would be worse! <BR> Anyway, back on track and going to take those pounds back off! <em>252</em> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 02:45:59 EST Making Strides Against Breast Cancer-Oct 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x43097778 Hey all, <BR> <BR> My name is Leah I am really involved with the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. I have been trying to start a team and realized that all of you would be the BEST team members! It also be a great way for me to get to know all of you since I'm so new. <BR> <BR> I have created a team named SparkTucson. I would love it if we could get a ton of walkers to participate and fundraise for this event on Oct 30. <BR> <BR> There is no free to ... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:14:31 EST Hello, neighbors! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x42917024 I'm new at SparkPeople, but look forward to swapping success stories with everyone. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:38:49 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x42825965 I am new to spark and think that it looks like a great way to stay motivated. I've been in Tucson for about 3 years but am currently deployed. Just thought that I would stop by and introduce myself. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 04:55:46 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x42652577 I am new to this web site, I live in Oro Valley and would like to find a goal buddy. I am at least 60 LBS over weight and I was informed by my doctor that I needed to lose weight, not entirely sure how to go about doing it, any feed back is greatly appreciated. Sun, 26 Jun 2011 17:54:02 EST Don't you hate the heat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x42275671 Hi Everyone! <BR> my name is Trisha, and I hate the heat in Tucson, but this is where my house is, so here I am. I'd love to find a buddy here on the eastside (I live at broadway & harrison) to walk with in the evenings. I was also just diagnosed with diabetes, so I have a lot of motivation to get this extra 35 pounds off and keep it off. I am married to a type 1 diabetic, have seven cats, and love to read. <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> Thats all for now. Mon, 6 Jun 2011 19:49:42 EST September 2011 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x42192986 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:55:25 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x42125936 Hi my name is Liz and I am kind of new to Spark People, I had an old account and fell off track and recently made a new one. I am 22, and live here in Tucson with my husband and 1 year old daughter Lily. I am looking to make new friends and find a workout/walking buddy! I live on the east side at Broadway and Camino Seco, and it would be great to be able to find someone that would be interested in walking early every day, or even a group. :) Mon, 30 May 2011 13:36:26 EST Sonya reporting for duty! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x41972709 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to better myself and kick diabetes (which I don't have yet, but the rest of my family does) in the butt! Sun, 22 May 2011 12:43:41 EST New-b here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x41867205 Hello everyone my name is Mandy Rena. I am 21 years old. I am on here because i want to weight 150 lbs. I am currently at 235lbs. I have a child who is 1 year old. He is my mine reason to want to loose weight. I want to know that I am going to be here for him for his whole life. I am always looking for people to talk to or to meet up with to walk/run. I live on the north side but am willing to meet places in between. Looking forward to meeting all of you! <BR> <BR> -Mandy Rena Mon, 16 May 2011 22:06:55 EST Moving to Green Valley from Maryland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x41694738 Hi! I'm busy packing up my house in Maryland (Washington, DC suburbs), in preparation for our permanent move to Green Valley, AZ (south of Tucson.) My husband and I bought a house in Green Valley a couple of years ago, but we have been going back and forth to Maryland where we have a house, which will hopefully sell next Tuesday (first time buyer who is nervous makes this a hope rather than a fact. ) We decided that we can't deal with all the back and forth of two houses, and we like the T... Sun, 8 May 2011 08:48:08 EST Leslie Sansone Walk Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x41671974 Hi everyone, I just got my Walk Leader certification. I still definately have some weight to lose but figure if I am teaching the class and responsible to others, I will get in the exercise...plus I love the Leslie Sansone walking workouts. I have been having fun prepping and getting certified. Since I am also a school teacher, I want to set up regular classes for next school year. In the mean while, I would love to get some extra practice in and do some free demos over the Summer. If anyone ... Fri, 6 May 2011 20:55:50 EST Work Out Point Game for May 1 - 7, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x41548463 Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 point for each minute <BR> HIIT Cardio - 3 points for each minute <BR> Planning a workout and NOT doing it - minus 5 points <BR> Staying within your calorie range - 10 points <BR> Crunches or reverse crunches - 5 points <BR> Pushups, modified pushups, burpees - 5 <BR> chinups or pullups- 5 points <BR> drinking your 8 glasses of water per day - 5 points <BR> Po... Sun, 1 May 2011 10:11:03 EST Small Steps - something everyday 5/1 - 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x41548441 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 1 May 2011 10:10:08 EST May 2011 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x41548296 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Sun, 1 May 2011 10:02:58 EST Small Steps - something everyday 4/17-23, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x41350547 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:35:20 EST April 2011 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x41350512 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:33:29 EST Newbie in NW area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x41349764 I'm 40 and roughly 50 pounds overweight. I need to eat healthier, not only for myself, but for my family. Our eating habits aren't that great and I'd like to set a better example for my nine year old daughter. I love to walk, sometimes jog, early in the morning before it gets too hot. I have plenty of exercise equipment, but no motivation. Need like-minded people to share the ups and downs of weight loss with. I'm tired of cropping pictures to only show me from the neck up!!! Live on the NW ... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:02:31 EST Best time to exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x41251366 I'm kinda new to this exercise thing but I was wonder when is the best time to exercise? After breakfast, between meals, after dinner...or can I do them when I'm ready? if anyone knows please tell me cause I'm a bit lost. Thanks for any advise offered. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 22:59:21 EST newbie here :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x41248738 Hi everyone :-) not really sure what to say here...I'm just here for the same reasons everyone else is...to get rid of all this flab & junk. I'm in the South end of Tucson and could really use a friend during these trying weight lose times..u read my profile u'll see why its trying times for me..anyhow I'm here so thats a good start i guess huh :-) Fri, 15 Apr 2011 20:20:00 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x41212368 I am really excited about this site. I hope I can meet other people that will help me with my goals. I am a Christian and I love God!! I just had a baby 3 months ago and I am trying to get in better shape than I was in before I got pregnant with her. I want to have many more kids and live a long time to see their lives. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 02:00:31 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x41202423 I've been living in AZ for a couple of years but moved to Tucson a couple months ago. I don't know why I never thought to look for a group :) I'm looking for more like-minded buddies in the area to go hiking and stuff like that. Happy sparking :) Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:52:48 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x41202419 I've been living in AZ for a couple of years but moved to Tucson a couple months ago. I don't know why I never thought to look for a group :) I'm looking for more like-minded buddies in the area to go hiking and stuff like that. Happy sparking :) Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:52:27 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x41187519 Hi my name is Leah and I recently joined this team. My husband and I moved to Tucson to attend graduate school at U of A and I have gained about 20 lbs since I left Oregon. I'm looking for a workout buddy, maybe someone who is also a university student and can go to the rec center with me several times a week. Though any workout partner would be appreciated! I hope to become active on the boards!! I'll read around and try my best to fit in a bit. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Leah <BR> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:24:51 EST New Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x40952368 Hi Everyone. My name is Karrie and I live close to DM. Just found this site a couple weeks ago and WOW, I love it. It keeps me addicted to tracking my food and motivated from reading lots of sparkpages everyday. I know I can take the weight off this year. Sat, 2 Apr 2011 03:00:08 EST New B Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x40870421 Hi everyone, excited to find Sparkpeople. This site is awesome. I live in Tucson N W side, so, is there a walking group around here? I would be very interested in joining if there is. I am a 57 year old female, needing to loose 50 lbs, that I have put on from being injured at work, and have been off work about 18 months. So let me know about the walking group... Have a great day Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:43:27 EST 2011 Walking With Mandy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x40861077 Hello!! <BR> My name is Mandy, I am 220lbs and 21 years old. Running is difficult for me now because my shins and knees took a beating while i was in the Air Force, and then since gaining the weight its only gotten worse.. SO i decided that walking would be a nice place to start! <BR> <BR> I was doing some research online about the parks here in Tucson and i saw Gene C. Reid Park. From what i have read it takes about an hour to walk the full loop, it has great scenery, and plenty of parki... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 01:00:24 EST I've come this far, might as well go all the way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x40512034 Hello Sparkpeeps! It wasn't easy at first, but I made some changes to the way I eat and treat my body a few months ago. So far I'm loving it! I even crave my workouts sometimes. I thought I could do it all by myself, but it just seems like a smarter idea to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. So, here I am, reaching out and hoping to learn much from all of you. Sat, 12 Mar 2011 14:02:33 EST Ahoy hoy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x40436586 Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to the group. I look forward to learning and sharing with everyone. :) Tue, 8 Mar 2011 23:54:59 EST 2 WEEKS ON THE SPARKPEOPLE NUTRITION PROGRAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x40355054 I am still in discovery mode. Most of my diet is home made low sodium and I can't find exact matches so I have to use whatever is closest from the searches. This leaves me with a very high and incorrect sodium level. I have been given a calorie and protein goal set that seems way out of line. If anyone could guide me through the process, I would really appreciate the help. Sat, 5 Mar 2011 14:26:43 EST March 2011 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x40201140 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 09:57:21 EST Small Steps - something everyday 3/6 - 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x40201108 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 27 Feb 2011 09:55:56 EST Small Steps - do something everyday 2/20-2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x40065179 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:18:14 EST Small Steps Challenge- -something everyday 2/13-2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x39898823 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 13 Feb 2011 21:06:50 EST Hi from koosh007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x39736743 I joined this site forever ago but am just now starting to use it. I've lost about 40 lbs. on my own and need some help with the last of it. I really need some motivation! Good luck to all! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:39:12 EST Small Steps Challenge-do something everyday 2/6-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x39736348 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:19:37 EST Work Out Point Game for Apr 17 -23, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x39736312 Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 point for each minute <BR> HIIT Cardio - 3 points for each minute <BR> Planning a workout and NOT doing it - minus 5 points <BR> Staying within your calorie range - 10 points <BR> Crunches or reverse crunches - 5 points <BR> Pushups, modified pushups, burpees - 5 <BR> chinups or pullups- 5 points <BR> drinking your 8 glasses of water per day - 5 points <BR> Po... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:17:54 EST Monthly Challenge - February 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x39736256 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:14:55 EST Hi from Kirtinarama! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x39718649 Hi! I'm new here and super excited to see all that SparkPeople has to offer. I've been using a different tool to track my nutrition each day but it doesn't have all of these great interactive features, I think they will be very helpful for me. I'm Kirsten (Kirtinarama) and I live in the desert, in Tucson, AZ. I work for a non-profit that I love, enjoy reading, taking photos, sitcoms, art, and design/architecture. <BR> <BR> I have been overweight almost my whole life (I'm 40) and after many,... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 23:30:22 EST Back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x39614836 Hi all! <BR> Recently moved in Tucson (well, last August) as a student, I have gain an undesired extra 8 pounds! All my classes are online and I can't work since I'm Canadian, so to much time on my hands! <BR> <BR> I still achieved one of my goals a week ago : I ran my very first 5K in 33 minutes! <BR> Now, 18 pounds to lose. Boy, it seems like I've tried it all! I really hope that this website will provide me with support and motivation! <BR> <BR> I'm there to support you to! Good luck! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 17:48:14 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x39108469 Hi everyone. I'm new to sparkpeople and the team. I'm a 3rd year law student that started getting back into shape this past year. Lost and have maintained 12 lbs since January 2010. <BR> <BR> I was using Myplate, but I think spark people, along with the local teams, will be an easier way to stay accountable and working out. I'm using p90x and jogging, along with tracking calories and eating healthy, to get back in shape. <BR> <BR> Was a size four when i started law school. I got up to... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:46:52 EST Trying Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x39029887 Well, here I go again!! I will suceed this time!!! Lots of walking in store for me. I live by Sahuarita Lake and have no excuse not to get out there early in the morning and hit that path!!! Happy walking to all!! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 01:31:44 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x38975442 Hi! <BR> My name is Alyssa, and I'm 24 years old and live out near Vail. I've been on Spark People for a little over a week and have already lost 2 lbs! I love belly dancing, ZUMBA, and hitting the elliptical with some good tunes or an episode of True Blood. I am all about eating real, good, healthy foods. I am a big foodie, so if y'all have some tasty healthsome recipes, I'd love to hear them! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:13:34 EST Hello, I'm Kincetgirl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x38909732 This is my first time trying a weight loss program online. There's so much info on here I'm trying to sort it all out. I have more than 50 pounds to lose. A little on my background. I was always a thin child. I was very active through school. After school the real world set in. Started gaining in my 20's. Had my daughter at 25 which I had dropped 30 pounds before the doctor would help with Clomid. I gained 80 with her pregnancy. 6 mos later I find my self going through a divorce. Dropped a li... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 15:38:27 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x38769649 Hi! My name is Myra, I am a newbie at SP. I live on the south side of Tucson. I am trying to lose about 50 lbs. I am also planning on returning to Weight Watchers(I had lost 30 lbs with them before, but with my new job I gained them all back and +) sooo....here goes... <em>249</em> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:49:23 EST 2011 Race for the Cure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x38749440 Hey all of you Tucson Sparkers the 2011 Race of the Cure is coming up April 10!!! My boys and are walking the 5k once again and we would like to have other sparkers to walk with!!! Any one interested????? <em>331</em> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:56:03 EST Hi my name is Rita and I am definitely a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x38733988 question: I would like to download the fitness ball workouts, etc and copy to a dvd to play in a room where I do all of my exercise programs, is it possible to download these so I can use over and over and if so how would I do that ....love your site and especially coach Nicole, she does an awesome job teaching. Please advise I don't want to lose any time now that I am enthused by your videos and Nichole......help please!!!! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:49:00 EST Heyo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x38705615 Just stopping by to say Hi. I am a mom, student and wife, with goals and a busy busy life. :0) Tue, 28 Dec 2010 21:21:17 EST Hi Tucson! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x38663857 Just joined today for fitness and diet tracking - motivation, too. I didn't even know there was a Tucson Spark group until I logged on. Hope to meet many of you online and around town. Sun, 26 Dec 2010 18:23:14 EST Hi I'm Wendy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x38322043 Joined last week. I have 100 pounds to lose. It is very hard for me to admit that. So far I like the website. It seems that there is a lot of support from people who have been there. I myself have been there, lost that, and gained it all back. Having trouble getting back on track, so here I am on take 15 or so. <em>334</em> . Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:40:31 EST Anyone know where to find sunchokes in Tucson? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x37907270 Apparently, they're also referred to as sunroots, Jerusalem artichokes, earth apples or topinamburs... <BR> <BR> I've called 17th St. Market and Grant-Stone Market, thinking those were the most likely places to have exotic produce.See More Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:33:14 EST Tucson native, new to Spark... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x37779739 Hi all! My name is Melinda. I was born and raised here in Tucson. I am 34, but will be 35 in 2 months. I'm looking to be a little thinner and a lot healthier by then. My goal is to lose 30 pounds. I know this is not realistic to do by January, but I'm hoping to be well on my way by then. Wish me luck! Sun, 7 Nov 2010 02:47:33 EST TMC 5k Sunday Nov 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x37492511 Just wanted to let everyone know there is a 5k and half marathon on Nov 14 it is for TMC and kids. They have a 1mile walk/run for children and activities for them too from what I understand. Let me know if anyone is intrested maybe we all can walk together. I have already registured for the 5k Sat, 23 Oct 2010 19:05:24 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x37146498 Greetings! I live on the west side and I'm new to Spark. I really need accountability and I'm going to give this a shot. I just started training for the Tucson 1/2 Marathon and to be honest with you, I HATE to run...only because I wish I was better at it! <BR> <BR> If you're looking for a slow running partner, I may be what you're looking for! <em>312</em> Wed, 6 Oct 2010 11:43:35 EST Kiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x36979945 Hi my name is Kiana, <BR> I was introduced to this website by my physician. I've been on it for a few days now utilizing the nutrition tracker. Boy, is it an eye opener. I keep failing in the calorie intake, but I'll keep trying. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:56:13 EST Native Tucsonan, New to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x36693102 Hello, everyone. I just joined yesterday...and I have high hopes, which include losing over 50 pounds. It seems like such a huge undertaking, but I guess I have to start somewhere. I tried to buy a pedometer yesterday, but couldn't find one in town!! Finally ordered one off the internet. I'm also hoping to make some new friends. It's been a tough year and a half, and I am essentially starting my live over! Tue, 14 Sep 2010 19:02:21 EST Living in Tucson; Losing Weight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x36609304 Or trying to lose weight. :) I started P90x this week as well as going to LA Fitness for more entertaining cardio. I was doing my own menu's but someone suggested SparkPeople and their menus are WAYYY better. Plus they have shopping lists built in! So I'm super excited about this and I really don't want to lose momentum. This is the heaviest I have ever been, I was thinner after I had my kids! I went to the doctor on Thursday and I'm waiting to hear the results of the thyroid test but until t... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 18:08:32 EST Races/Walks/ Tri's/etc... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x36447514 Are there any races you have your eyes set on? <BR> <BR> <BR> Right now I am planning to do the Tucson Half Marathon on Dec. 12th. <BR> <link>www.TucsonMarathon.com </link> <BR> <BR> I have not registered for it yet but I WILL! This is the one I planned to run last year and let it pass me by. So I will NOT let it pass me by this year! <BR> <BR> There are a couple others I have my eye on but nothing is for sure yet. <BR> <BR> How about the rest of you? <BR> What races could we see you... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:46:40 EST Brand New to Site & Group ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x36262620 Hello ~ My name is Margie ~ I live on the East side of Tucson. I had a doctors appt today and she suggested this site to me. So far I love what I see! I'm looking forward to getting more involved and getting to know more of you! :~) Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:04:39 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x36036831 Hi all. My name is Laura and I'm 32. In August of '07 I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. Within 4 months after I started taking the treatment I had gained almost 70 pounds. So I want to get back to my before, and I though this would be a great place to start. I would love a workout buddy as mine is moving to Las Vegas. I have a Y membership but walking in the park would be great too. I live on the Eastside (Broadway & Pantano), so let me know if anyone wants to sweat together. <BR> Fri, 13 Aug 2010 19:00:04 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35952130 Starting a diet and exercise plan. Positive and hopeful. Just want to start living healthier and happier. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 03:36:41 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35894541 hey there, my name is Kyla I'm new to sparkpeople. I have two kids, am 22, and am a college student. It has been really hard for me to find the time and energy to lose weight since i started school after having my son, but now I'm putting my foot down and making my self look good again! I can't wait to get started! <em>213</em> Sat, 7 Aug 2010 00:24:51 EST Hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35868374 Hi my name is Jody and i just joined Thu, 5 Aug 2010 19:30:09 EST EMERGENCY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x35867191 EMERGENCY!! I must move from 4807 East Mabel to 120 West Drachman today. I only have about half a dozen boxes but I have to go today!! There is no phone number!! PLEASE HELP!!! Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:28:52 EST Coffee? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x35759811 I would love to meet some people! Who wants to meet for a cup of coffee? I'm thinking somewhere like Broadway Diner some afternoon. <BR> <BR> I'm moving downtown next week. <BR> <BR> Di <BR> <BR> Two years, three months, four weeks, two days, 17 hours, 23 minutes and 11 seconds. <BR> 25551 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2,555.17. <BR> Life saved: 12 weeks, 4 days, 17 hours, 15 minutes. <BR> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 01:23:40 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35757497 I'm Andie, a fourth generation native Tucsonan, who live on the Southeast side. I joined SparkPeople a while back, just decided this week I needed to start working it! I'm also a current Weight Watchers member, and I enjoy walking/jogging. I am currently training for a half marathon in Disneyland on Sept. 5th! Sat, 31 Jul 2010 22:33:03 EST I just want to be "smaller-n-smaller" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35647161 Hi everyone. Sarah here. My senior year of high school I lost 30 lbs, but I didn't do it a healthy way. Now I'm way up and have 73ish more lbs left to go before I reach my goal weight. Losing weight is hard, but it's something I am 100% committed to now. Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:55:25 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35596660 My name is Amanda, I am turning 30 in two weeks and have gained a lot of weight as a result of a recent disability. I am tired of making excuses and not being able to wear any of my clothes, so I have decided to do what I can to get that scale to start on a downward path. Fri, 23 Jul 2010 20:29:49 EST New to Spark Team Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35520941 Hi! I'm happy that I found the SparkTucson team page. I've been working out with P90X for one month and am in Phase 2 (2nd month). It has really improved my strength. Now it's time to work on my diet. I want to keep healthy and tone up. I love food and keeping my calories in the range I want (1200-1350) has been a real challenge. I'm looking forward to getting to know you on the site. Tue, 20 Jul 2010 11:33:26 EST Hi everyone, another newbie here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35504939 Hello, This is my first day with Sparkpeople...I am looking forward to being a part of this and to finding some new friends along with getting myself healthier and thinner!! Hope every1 is having a great day... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 18:00:58 EST A little hesitant... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35354383 I am not big on putting myself into groups. But I have a few pounds more to lose that ediets didn't get to. I am training for a half marathon (first race in five years), and I am loving this website! I adore numbers, and the Sparkpoints system seems like me. I am also fascinated by how little iron and calcium I consume! Yikes! Thanks for your support. Good luck to us all! Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:03:23 EST Not new but haven't been here in a LONG time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35238562 Hi everyone! I've lived in Tucson for four years and have been a member of this team but not active at all. I have tried many ways of tracking my food on my own with a notebook, different websites, etc and I am convinced this is the best one. <BR> <BR> I don't have much of a problem with working out and I'm actually a fitness instructor at Gold's Gym but my diet is kind of crummy at times (like after this four day weekend I just had!). My husband works away from home for 6 weeks at a ti... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 14:43:40 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35093028 Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Alicia ;) I live in the Thornydale/ Magee area! I am new to this site so may start off very slow at first with posting. This site can be a bit overwhelming! I just turned 44 on June 1st. I've been happily married for 23 years now. I have two kids one son who's 22 and a daughter who is twenty. Their old enough, so now it's time for me!! I work nights, so that's when I will be doing most of my posting. I am really excited about joining this group!! Can't wait to joi... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 03:50:37 EST Hello Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35089589 Hi, <BR> I just found and joined this site and am very excited! I am one of those people who have done many different diets and always gained weight back. This site seems like a breath of fresh air to someone struggling with the emotional and unconscious eating habits of a lifetime. I am a fifty something woman who needs to lose about 20 pounds. I have recently started to train for sprint triathlons and love to exercise but I can't seem to loose any weight. Portion size is one of my greates... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 22:25:34 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x35004967 Well I'm by no means new to SP, just to this team. I've been in a bit of a rut lately and I'm ready to become much more serious than I have been in a while and feel good about my body again! I've gained about 10 lbs recently and looking to get them back off and a few more. I'm thinking I may start the 30 day shred again soon since I cancelled my gym membership. Let me know if anyone else is interested in doing it with me.. maybe we can motivate each other cuz it's no day in the park! :) Look ... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:44:26 EST New to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x34831615 Hello. My name is Kate. My husband and I started Weight Watchers about 4 weeks ago and so far I have lost 9.8 lbs. I am very excited for the first time in my life to lose weight and thought joining sparks might just be another avenue of encouragement to help me reach my goal. I am 48 years old and have 6 children. 4 of which are adopted from Tucson foster care and have special needs. so, you can see I need to be healthy to keep up with their daily needs. <BR> <BR> The one problem I am ... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 04:16:01 EST aries female http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x34706083 my name is linda, i am a hairstylist. i have join because i want to feel good about me. i hope to accomplish it within the next few months. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 00:51:23 EST Diabetes Prevention /Lifestyle Counseling/Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x34417241 This 18 months research study on preventing diabetes is administered via the University Physicians. Call 626 1900 and ask about the Families United Study if you are interested and would like more details. It focuses on all facets of lifestyle and includes group counseling by nutritionists and doctors, and free bloodwork. There are a limited number of spaces available. Thu, 27 May 2010 11:03:17 EST STEP OUT: Walk to Fight Diabetes - join team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x34352084 I'm forming a team for this free event <BR> <BR> Please post your name if you are interested in joining this team. There are no registration fees and fundraising is optional. <BR> <BR> I'm still looking for a team name. Ideas are appreciated. <BR> <BR> American Diabetes Association <BR> StepOut: Walk to Fight Diabetes <BR> Date: 10/3/2010 <BR> Location: The Rillito Racetrack Park <BR> Registration Opens: 8:00 am <BR> Event Start Time: 9:00 am <BR> <BR> For more info go to: <BR> <link... Mon, 24 May 2010 13:25:32 EST HI!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x34275936 Hi everyone! I am new to sparkpeople (on my 4th day) and new to Tucson (just moved here in March). Looking forward to my new journey in both! Thu, 20 May 2010 16:44:10 EST hola! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x34236090 Hi everyone! I'm Brandi. I'm 21 years old. I live on the Southwest side of Tucson, near the San Xavier. My mom has been working out with me. I am aiming to join the army. Tue, 18 May 2010 22:42:23 EST Moving to Tucson in August!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x34113116 Hi all! <BR> My husband is USAF and we're moving to Tucson in August. We've got a 6 year old boy. We love soccer, golf and biking......can't WAIT for the desert climate! We're moving from the UK.... <BR> Would LOVE any input you might have on areas to live in, where to send the kid to school......We want to be near DM AFB but not live on it. <BR> I've been doing a lot of internet research and Civano seems to be an ideal area/Rita Ranch/Vail School district....am I WAY off base or is this... Thu, 13 May 2010 11:20:54 EST Zumba at Bally's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x34072126 I noticed this morning that the Bally's on Grant & Swan is offering Zumba classes on Thursday nights at 7:30 pm. Any members that might be interested in meeting up and shakin' our groove thangs together? <BR> <BR> Ok, that came out really bad... sounded much better in my head. :) <BR> <BR> Let me know - I'm not a big fan of later workouts but for my SparkFriends, I'll make an exception! Tue, 11 May 2010 17:56:15 EST lpdaisy31(laurie puckett http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x34012353 Hello I am Laurie Puckett and my goal is to be a healthier, positive interactive mother who has the energy to enjoy activities with my family. Sun, 9 May 2010 03:47:38 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x33906582 I discovered SP a few months ago, which really intensified my efforts. I'm very happy to be in this group and to live in Tucson. Tue, 4 May 2010 13:11:46 EST Faathe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x33878748 Hi i'm Lupita and am glad to have joined such a supportive group of people. I just joined yesterday and I have already received a very warm welcome from a multitude of members. I look forward to a great success in my effort to lose weight and on my way to a healthy lifestyle. Mon, 3 May 2010 13:08:00 EST New to Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x33795830 Hi! I'm Di. I'm 57, I have about 70 pounds to lose and I need some help. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm new to Tucson; I moved here the end of March. I'm currently living in a rented room (until my significant other can find work and we can get an apartment). So, I need weight loss meal ideas that don't require refrigeration or freezing and can be prepared in a microwave. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I also have a 49cc scooter with starter problems. It's a Chinese knock-off of a Vespa which means ... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 18:17:39 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x33769179 Just wanted to introduce myself, My name is Jessica and I am happily married to my husband Daniel for almost 11 years! We don't have any children. I came to sparkpeople hoping for more motivation,accountabiliy and encouragement to lose the 40lbs I would like to lose to look better & be healthier :). I heard about this from family as SALINA78 is my cousin <em>30</em> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:16:52 EST Shape-Ups Walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x33676741 Anyone out there own Shape-Ups shoes want to walk the river trail early every Saturday or Sunday to see if they really make a difference? <em>311</em> Sat, 24 Apr 2010 23:05:35 EST 12 Free Sessions with Nutritionist and Physician http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x33647535 I'm looking for a partner to join a research study to test a new type of medical office visit focused on improving health and preventing diseases. As part of the study, you would attend 12 interactive group sessions led by a physician and a nutrtionist designed to provide new information and practical help on how to be more active, eat healthier, and reduce stress. These Thursday evening sessions include medical evaluations and lab tests and are at no cost to you. All of the sessions meet at ... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:11:46 EST Hey Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x33580458 Hey everyone! Just wanted to say that I'm a newbie here and ready to lose all the weight! Looking for a buddy for some accountability and motivation. :) Tue, 20 Apr 2010 18:25:43 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x33535718 Hey everyone! I'm so glad there are others out there who are motivated as well! I'd like to get to know everyone and anyone on here. Is anyone looking to lose 70 or more pounds? (: I'm looking for a buddy if you need one! I'll be your best cheerleader, haha (: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 01:15:15 EST March for Babies April 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x33445958 This is the March of Dimes annual(?) 3 mile fund-raising walk. If you'd like more info visit marchforbabies.org <BR> <BR> I signed up for this walk through my employer... Is anyone else from SparkTucson walking? <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 22:18:06 EST Hi SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x33253625 Hi I'm new to sparkpeople, about two weeks here now. I'm loving it! Tue, 6 Apr 2010 21:52:55 EST Clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x33221279 Gone! Mon, 5 Apr 2010 18:14:40 EST initial posting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x33137524 I was looking for online support and came across this website. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:14:40 EST Anyone interested in a get together on April 17th? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7872x11956x33093234 I really enjoyed being able to meet other sparkspeople this past weekend. I know that many of you could not make it. I am willing to host a get-together on the 17th of April at a central location. Is anyone interested? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Pauline Wed, 31 Mar 2010 01:47:08 EST Let's hear about the rally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x33080187 Sorry, I wasn't able to make it. <BR> I decided not to drag all 6 kids there since my hubby had to work. <BR> <BR> I'm so bummed to have missed it and hope to get together with everyone again soon! <BR> <BR> I was hoping some of you would share how it went and some pictures if you have. <BR> THANKS! :) Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:53:40 EST Hi there time to come back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x33026160 Hi <BR> My name is Marjorie but I usually go by Margie, Marj or just plain M. i discovered this site back in 08 and even told my doctor how great it is but well...I fell off the ladder.Time to climb back on. I still want to loose 50 pounds but will take it 10 lbs. at a time. I have this bad habit of being accident prone lately and seem to always be in some pain or other. Loosing some weight I think would help alot. It isn't a looks thing it is a health thing. I can use all the help I can get... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 14:22:31 EST Hello Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x32847243 My name is Brian and I've recently made a life changing decision to start living a healthier lifestyle, which included hiring a personal trainer. Today I learned more about the three body types as well as understanding my muscular weaknesses. My goal is to reduce my body fat percentage by 10 percent, so that I fall into the "healthy" category. I look forward to learning from others who have gone before me on simular journey's. Sun, 21 Mar 2010 00:51:40 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x32795308 Hi! My name is Jessica. I live on the central side of Tucson.I'm here basically to loose 65 pounds. I'm terrified of the exercising lol, but I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get back to my pre-baby body. :) Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:05:51 EST Finally doing something about ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x32686691 Hello all, I have finally decided to do something about ME. Around 2000 I dropped about 35 pounds and felt pretty good. I didn't do it in a good way. I just ate one meal a day and not much exercise. Now I have gained some of it back and it JUST accurred to me it was happening again and I better get a handle on it before I end up where I was before or even worse. I've been getting online to see what can help me. This is the first site I have found that wants to HELP without asking anything in ... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:43:22 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x32593685 I just joined the team. Looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing success and failure with each of you <em>30</em> Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:30:22 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x32536606 My name is Nadine and I am here totry and lose weight. Hopefully to find friends and support. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 17:26:22 EST Community Food Bank walk--anyone else walking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x32469619 It's my first-ever charity walk, for a cause I really believe in. Will I see any of you all there? <BR> <BR> http://communityfoodbank.com/2010/01/07/<BR>hunger-walk-2010/ Fri, 5 Mar 2010 18:38:48 EST Hello Tucson Sparkies!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x32451952 Heya! Just stumbled onto this team on a random person's SparkPage and figured I'd join. My name is Dominique, I'm 25 and I've lived in Tucson all my life. I'm hoping to drop about 80 pounds and finally be in a healthy weight range. You can check out my SparkPage for a little bit more info on me, though I haven't added much. If you have any questions or want to get to know me better, drop a line on my SparkPage or send me some SparkMail. ^-^ Fri, 5 Mar 2010 04:10:10 EST I'm new to Sparks and live in Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x32422140 living in Tucson is great! I'm looking forward to other Tucsonan Sparks. Wed, 3 Mar 2010 23:27:05 EST 50 pounds in 5 months or faster? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x32158344 Ok, I am just wondering if people might think it is possible to loose 50 pounds and how fast the reason I asked is because of an email I had received more info on that in my blog. Anyway I wanted to see if anyone wanted to guess or say how long it took them to loose 50 pounds and any advice that could be given to me. Wish me luck I know I will need it. I struggle with motivation a lot. Can't wait to hear what you all have to say. Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:43:02 EST Pound Game - 2/14/10 thru 2/20/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31978334 We all have a range of calories to stay within in order to maintain or lose weight. It's OK if you write it down in a notebook or use the calorie tracker here on SP - whichever is best for you. <BR> Let's all stay within our calorie range, count every bite and try to make the healthiest choices possible! <BR> <BR> The object of this game is to BURN OFF either 1/2 a pound or an entire pound through activity / exercise. <BR> <BR> 3500 Calories is about equal to 1 lb. Burning off 1200 calories... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:45:34 EST Point Game - 2/14/10 - 2/20/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31978293 Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 point for each minute <BR> HIIT Cardio - 3 points for each minute <BR> Planning a workout and NOT doing it - minus 5 points <BR> Staying within your calorie range - 10 points <BR> Crunches or reverse crunches - 5 points <BR> Pushups, modified pushups, burpees - 5 <BR> chinups or pullups- 5 points <BR> drinking your 8 glasses of water per day - 5 points <BR> Po... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:44:09 EST Not realizing the problems of not eating "enough" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31902273 After appetite/taste/smell diminished from Chem (breast cancer) and some horrible depression med (which made my depression severely worse) I have a hard time eating properly. After 3 years of gradual weight gain my doctor sent me to a nutritionist. I had been told and read about not enough food makes the body store as fat instead of energy. Also, two years ago I had miserable flu (with every problem from head to toe) for 3 weeks. After that I had constant diarrhea. But, did not lose any ... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:52:53 EST Physically preparing for a hike: What do you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x31801711 I'm trying to think of ways to prepare for hiking besides hiking itself. So far I yet have to come up with something I can do. Step Aerobics and Swimming are both not possible for me. <BR> <BR> <em>206</em> Hiking-increasing length and difficulty levels <BR> <em>206</em> Swimming- told by a very experienced hiker <BR> <em>206</em> Step Aerobics-from an article about hiking the Grand Canyon <BR> <em>206</em> Walking/Running Stairs Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:55:04 EST Small Steps challenge - 2/7/10 - 2/13/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31792407 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:09:39 EST Point Game - 2/7/10 - 2/13/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31792346 Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 point for each minute <BR> HIIT Cardio - 3 points for each minute <BR> Planning a workout and NOT doing it - minus 5 points <BR> Staying within your calorie range - 10 points <BR> Crunches or reverse crunches - 5 points <BR> Pushups, modified pushups, burpees - 5 <BR> chinups or pullups- 5 points <BR> drinking your 8 glasses of water per day - 5 points <BR> Po... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:07:15 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31734837 Hello, my name is Debiann, I'm 36 and new to Spark People. I have so many health issues I'm not sure where to begin. I need to lose about 50 pounds. I'm not so worried about the eating part of the life style change but the exercise due to health issues. I need a gluten-free diet which is new and I'm still trying to figure that out, although I did not see that as a choice. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, I also have Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis in both knees, back and hips, degenerative disk, 2 b... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 01:57:49 EST Time Zone and the Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x31734714 Is there a way to go back to my nutrition page at the end of the day once it has moved on to the next day? Because my schedule is not from 9-5 I am often still entering things at 11PM Tucson time. Sat, 6 Feb 2010 01:36:31 EST Moving forward and never giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31645216 Hi, my name is Vanessa. I am a single mother of four beautiful children, 3 girls and 1 boy. It seems I always come up with excuses why I can't lose the weight but I found this site with so much support, its hard to give up when there are others cheering you on. I have over 100 pounds to lose but I know I can do it because I need to be healthy so that I will be around to take care of my kids for a very long time. Tue, 2 Feb 2010 21:31:13 EST Import Face-Off-- car show!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x31641629 If any one is interest in car shows here is one at the end of this month <BR> <BR> Import Face-Off, Sound Off, and Race <BR> Southwestern International Raceway <BR> Feb. 21, 2010 <BR> 10am- 5pm <BR> Imports- Domestics- Lowriders- Trucks- Sportbikes <BR> Admission-- $17- $15 with flyer which I have <BR> Kids under 10 FREE <BR> <BR> If you are interested please let me know and I will get a flyer to you!! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 19:20:21 EST Hey Everyone! I'm New :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31607246 Hello everyone! My name is Susannah and I just joined spark people yesterday. As I write this, I am sitting in the cafeteria of PCC Downtown Campus procrastinating on doing my math homework :P <BR> <BR> I am so happy to have found this community of colorful and vibrant people. I plan on Losing 200lbs in 2 years. Think I can do it? Cheer me on! I know that I will cheer you on in all of your goals. If there is anything else that you want to know about me, ask! I'm pretty much an open book. Oth... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 17:47:29 EST Hello SparkTucso on...today is my first day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31602131 This site is awesome...I am ready to be sparkled,,,Healthy and fit! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 14:43:38 EST Pound Game - 1/31/10 thru 2/6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31580018 We all have a range of calories to stay within in order to maintain or lose weight. It's OK if you write it down in a notebook or use the calorie tracker here on SP - whichever is best for you. <BR> Let's all stay within our calorie range, count every bite and try to make the healthiest choices possible! <BR> <BR> The object of this game is to BURN OFF either 1/2 a pound or an entire pound through activity / exercise. <BR> <BR> 3500 Calories is about equal to 1 lb. Burning off 1200 calories... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:52:39 EST Monthly Challenge - February 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31579982 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:51:49 EST Point Game - 1/31/10 thru 2/6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31579957 Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 point for each minute <BR> HIIT Cardio - 3 points for each minute <BR> Planning a workout and NOT doing it - minus 5 points <BR> Staying within your calorie range - 10 points <BR> Crunches or reverse crunches - 5 points <BR> Pushups, modified pushups, burpees - 5 <BR> chinups or pullups- 5 points <BR> drinking your 8 glasses of water per day - 5 points <BR> Po... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:50:52 EST New member from Tucson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31517080 Help! I just joined Curves and am feeling really good after the exercise, but need to get a better way of eating. My energy is higher after Curves. From 3pm I am hungry! Would love to hear from others with the same problem. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:46:55 EST This is cool - but overwhelming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31409460 Hi! Looking for some buddies to be accountable to ... I know that helps. Just getting my feet wet, and frustrated with a slo-o-o-o-o-w dial-up connection. But I'll find a way! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:19:11 EST Pound Game - 1/24/10 thru 1/30/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31367183 We all have a range of calories to stay within in order to maintain or lose weight. It's OK if you write it down in a notebook or use the calorie tracker here on SP - whichever is best for you. <BR> Let's all stay within our calorie range, count every bite and try to make the healthiest choices possible! <BR> <BR> The object of this game is to BURN OFF either 1/2 a pound or an entire pound through activity / exercise. <BR> <BR> 3500 Calories is about equal to 1 lb. Burning off 1200 calories... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:07:10 EST Do Something Every Day - 1/24/10 thru 1/30/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31367152 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:06:12 EST Point Game - 1/24/10 thru 1/30/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31367089 Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 point for each minute <BR> HIIT Cardio - 3 points for each minute <BR> Planning a workout and NOT doing it - minus 5 points <BR> Staying within your calorie range - 10 points <BR> Crunches or reverse crunches - 5 points <BR> Pushups, modified pushups, burpees - 5 <BR> chinups or pullups- 5 points <BR> drinking your 8 glasses of water per day - 5 points <BR> Po... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:04:19 EST HI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31356261 I just wanted to introduced myself! My name is Heather and I recently joined Spark People. I've already been able to lose some weight but I still have much more to go. I stumbled across Spark People and it seems like a great place to start! I'm hoping to keep going on my way to getting healthier and wishing everyone all the best! Sat, 23 Jan 2010 23:21:11 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31355611 Hi, my name is Helen. I am new to this site and hoping to loose the extra pounds that are holding me back! Sat, 23 Jan 2010 22:50:51 EST NW YMCA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x31294530 I belong to the NW YMCA I would really like to find someone who would like to meet and work out on the machines or do water aerobics. I think I would go more often if I had someone counting on me to go. I am pretty flexible with days or times except Thursday between 11 and 4pm. Lois Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:03:54 EST 3rd Mini Weekly Challenge - 1/20 thru 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31256564 We all have a range of calories to stay within in order to maintain or lose weight. It's OK if you write it down in a notebook or use the calorie tracker here on SP - whichever is best for you. <BR> Let's all stay within our calorie range, count every bite and try to make the healthiest choices possible! <BR> <BR> The object of this game is to BURN OFF either 1/2 a pound or an entire pound through activity / exercise. <BR> <BR> 3500 Calories is about equal to 1 lb. Burning off 1200 calories... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:56:37 EST 2nd Mini Challenge 01/20 thru 01/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31256515 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:55:19 EST Mini Weekly Challenge - 01/20/2010 thru 01/23/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31256289 Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 point for each minute <BR> HIIT Cardio - 3 points for each minute <BR> Planning a workout and NOT doing it - minus 5 points <BR> Staying within your calorie range - 10 points <BR> Crunches or reverse crunches - 5 points <BR> Pushups, modified pushups, burpees - 5 <BR> chinups or pullups- 5 points <BR> drinking your 8 glasses of water per day - 5 point... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:49:52 EST Monthly Challenge - January 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5715x11956x31255294 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:22:59 EST finally moving to tucson! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31224896 i'm not new to the team, but i haven't even been lurking around here since i thought i would NEVER get out of tennessee. but it's finally happening!!!!! hubby and i are renting out our house here and moving in less than two weeks. eek! lots of packing to do! <BR> <BR> once i move i hope to be a lot more active on this team. bring on the sunshine! Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:39:19 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31210446 Hi my name is Laura and I live in the Northwest side of Tucson. Im new to this site and Im very excited to be here!!! Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:45:11 EST one day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31195756 hi everyone !!!! im here to introduce myself...my name is Susie , im 42 yrs of age ...i have had weight problems all my life and i joined this website in hopes to learn ways to deal with my weight ! Mon, 18 Jan 2010 13:24:48 EST After work dinner on the go ideas?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x31170379 Hey guys! <BR> Gotta question for you. Say you get off work on the late side, have kid at home who has already eaten or is craving your attention so you don't have time to cook. Where do you go? What do you stop for? I'm inspired by a trip to Eegee's last night. I bought what I though was a "healthy" 5" veggie sub on whole wheat. When I looked up the calories on their website, I discovered that that sandwich has 490 calories!! I could have just gone to Taco Bell and eaten fewer calori... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 17:04:57 EST Where do you bike in Tucson? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x31152682 I'm love-love-loving my new bike, and am starting to get confident enough to think about going outside my own little neighborhood. But I'm wondering about good places to ride. I'm on the east side, and I'd prefer not to have to drive longer than I'll be on my bike. And that's saying something, because I usually ride for only 30-40 minutes. (Hey, I'm still new at this!) <BR> <BR> Right now I'm thinking about Old Spanish Trail from 22nd to Saguaro Monument East and back--about 8 miles. <B... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:08:53 EST The Big Green Event is Coming to Student Rec Ctr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x31128985 The Big Green Event (BGE) is Coming <BR> <BR> Celebrate the Student Rec Ctr Expansion <BR> <BR> * 1st green facility Gold LEED certified on campus <BR> <BR> Save the dates: <BR> <BR> * Over $3,000 Big Green Event Prizes <BR> * 55,000 Sq ft Expansion opens Jan 2010 <BR> * Feb 22, 2010, 11am - 1pm - Grand Opening Ceremonies & Ribbon Cutting <BR> * Feb 23, 2010, 3 to 7 pm - “Rec Fest Events” <BR> <BR> Prizes – 1st 75 people <BR> Food, music & give-aways <BR> Mini sports tournaments <B... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 23:47:54 EST Mom in Green Valley/S ahuarita area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x31048210 Hi! My name is Alicia. I am 28 years old with a 5 1/2 year old and a 1 month old. I have been trying to lose the weight for 5 years now. If anyone is in this area and would like to get together to walk or something let me know!! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:15:25 EST Race for the Cure - Spark Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x31022845 Hey there! The date has been announced for the Southern AZ Race for the cure - April 11, 2010 at Reid Park. <BR> <BR> Here's the registration and info page: <BR> <link>http://sazraceforthecure.kintera.org<BR>/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=333453 </link> (I'll add it to the upcoming events on the main page as well) <BR> <BR> There's a 1 mile walk/run, and competitive and non competitive 5K walk/run. <BR> <BR> Salina and I will both be participating and I bounced the idea off her to crea... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:38:32 EST UA Life & Work Connections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x30973376 Fitness & Nutrition Coaching at the Univ of AZ <BR> <BR> * Free, voluntary, and confidential coaching for individual nutrition and fitness needs. <BR> * General information on health issues, nutrition and fitness. <BR> * Referral to local and national nutrition/fitness resources <BR> <BR> For individual coaching on health promotion/disease prevention involving nutrition and physical activity, contact: <BR> <BR> * Nancy Rogers, MS, Registered Dietitian (RD) - You can reach Nancy by phone at... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 09:13:40 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x30949847 HI, I'm a 47 year old mom of 3 in Arizona. Just wanting to lose and keep off 10 pounds. A friend mentioned this sight so I thought I'd try it out. I'm not sure how much time I'll have to log my info and post messages with work, exercise and raising a family but will give it a try. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:56:36 EST Holy crud and Macaroni Salads.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x30925655 So here I was thinking to myself - I'm doing great, almost have my head together with this exercise daily, eating right, new lifestyle changes thing... so I go into the refridgerator to make my lunch and I see.. THE CONTAINER!!!! It's an innocent little thing hubby wanted at the store - Macaroni Salad. It's from the deli - and the calories/info aren't printed on it.. but I figure.. how bad can it be... HAAAA! How bad indeed.. I eat a tiny bit - may 1/4 a cup - I sit down to input my food f... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:23:14 EST Saying Hi... finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x30924250 Hi everyone! I'm a Tucson native, happy to find this group and creating my first post! I find myself in my early thirties looking and feeling nothing like I did ten years ago. What do I expect, right? We grow up, evolve, and hopefully, improve. I was accepting of my new "adult" physique until only recently, when I realized the weight I had gained while pregnant STILL hadn't evaporated, 20 months after the birth of my first child. I had low energy, and my diet was deteriorating due to la... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 15:14:28 EST Anyone at the University of Arizona? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x30738756 I am an employee of the UofA and was wondering if there were any more of us who are on campus in the Tucson Team. It might be nice to see if we can get some activities going if there is. Speak up Sun, 3 Jan 2010 23:32:18 EST Hi everyone (returning Sparker here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x30735030 <BR> Hi everybody :) My name is Cara, i'm 30 (omg...) and I live in Tucson. I was on Spark People awhile ago, but haven't been for quite some time now. I just re-joined and I really need motivation. I seem to be so "all or nothing". I love to workout, and I tend to go crazy with that for a few weeks, and then do absolutely nothing for the same amount of time. I really need to stay consistent! I need to find some balance. In more aspects of life than just diet/fitness, actually. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 21:36:59 EST Back to SP again and ready to make some progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x30658885 Hello! I am a 43 year old single woman without kids but with health issues. I started on SP back when it was a paid service but lost track and dropped out. Since then I have been back more than once but work/life/health has intervened and I dont want to let that happen this time. I am looking to get healthier and more fit. Im about twice the size I should be and me, my back and knees are all tired of it. I will need your help to help me keep motivated and will be here for you too. Im l... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 14:27:50 EST Hello... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x30392332 Hello, my name is Heather and I am trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle for future years. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:37:39 EST HELP! I AM STUCK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x30289434 Good morning all....I am like many of you and have struggled for a long time. I have joined WW 3 times, now in my third go around. I have lost 100 pounds, meaning the same 10 pounds ten times!!! Since joining WW about 4 months ago, I have only lost about 11 or 12 pounds. It gets very discouraging at times. <BR> I am 69 years old so it is a bit harder. <BR> Would appreciate suggestions, ideas, whatever you can offer me..... Sat, 12 Dec 2009 08:31:13 EST ** Waving to all ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x30225420 Hi everyone! Not new to Tucson but new to SparkPeople...only been here for 2 weeks tomorrow. Doing good and staying on top of things. Learning new things every day....glad to be here with you all. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 22:07:59 EST Anyone on DM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11956x30216600 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am looking for people who live on Davis-Monthan afb to help me and who I can help. I need a lot of help staying motivated and maybe I can also help someone else. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 13:30:30 EST New Member- Here I go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x30091184 Hello Everyone! <BR> I joined Spark People on Monday but have been overwhelmed by all the information and I'm still trying to navigate around the site. What a great resource! I am happy to be here and will be looking forward to sharing my weight loss journey with you. I look forward to learning from all of you! I am a mother of three daughters and would like to change our eating habits now before my children spend much of their lives struggling with extra weight like I have! I look forwa... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 12:24:47 EST new here....and new to tucson too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11956x29846923 Hi there! <BR> <BR> I just moved to Tucson in august....actually it was meant to be vacation and then i got stuck but anyway...i'm here for a bit and i'm new to this site too and its neat just looking around and im hoping it will be some good motivation. <BR> <BR> Do people from here ever meet up for real? Like to get together and walk or work out and stuff? I'm just curious because that might be fun or something! <BR> <BR> Anyway laterz :) <BR> <BR> Kat Thu, 19 Nov 2009 13:20:22 EST