SparkPeople Little Rock Sparkers Team Messageboard Welcome LR and surrounding areas! We are reaching goals by embracing our individual passions and enjoying the everything the Natural State has to offer! SparkPeople Little Rock Sparkers Team Messageboard Any ideas on wraps for lunch? I need some ideas! I'm going to start trying to carry my lunch. I'm tired of Slim Fast drinks and I am spending too much money stopping for lunch wherever I am. So, do any of you have good, lo cal ideas and recipes? Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:46:55 EST Creating Fitness Website I want to create fitness website for my Gym in WordPress. You guys any idea for What should be in the website. I was download the best theme for website from <BR> <link><BR>itness-pro/ </link> . Theme has very cool features like animated columns. These columns can be used to insert any text or images or both as well as the animation can also be controlled. There are 20 variations of animation possible. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 02:40:12 EST Favorite Recipe What is your favorite recipe to make??!! <BR> <BR><BR>etail.asp?recipe=20856 <BR> <BR> My favorite food is skillet lasagna!! <BR> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:05:05 EST Changes in my life I noticed today. These changes in our body, habits, mindset that popped up, good or bad, share them please. It may help others and lead to a discussion. Maybe some cussing but don't spell the words out readers probably have their own. Sun, 21 May 2017 23:25:36 EST places to visit and exercise, picnic or relax Parks, places, amusement parks, lakes, rivers, creeks etc Wed, 8 Jun 2016 17:13:45 EST Knee jerk reasponse We start with a word and you give the first word that comes to your mind. The next Sparker responds to your response and so on down the line. Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:11:25 EST Say it in five words. Using five words only, make a statement for the day: How you are doing eating; how your exercise is going; how your life is going; how the weather is affecting things; good news; bad news; music; dance; memories..... you get the idea but only 5 words or an Ork will come get you! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 12:27:01 EST A Funny a Day post a joke, pun, happy anecdote Sun, 29 May 2016 14:34:37 EST get a zero send a Goodie Starting with one we advance and if you get a number that ends in zero you send a Goodie to a teammate <BR> <BR> 1 Wed, 4 May 2016 22:08:29 EST Hidden Emoticons Ascending numbers then past an emoticon on page and change the number to match you number then post and see what you get Wed, 4 May 2016 22:04:35 EST Words to the team Words to the team is a continuing introduction to the team, I think. We read what is going on in your life. <BR> SO For the "clean the kitchen day" at church there were four men and a bunch of ladies. There was a lady that is the mother of a child that comes to our youth program that I hadn't been introduced to and I was working with a lady who is married to the most active 90 year old I have ever known and we were working to clean and rearrange the breakfront that housed all the silver servi... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 19:48:13 EST Get a 0 give a Goodie 1 Sat, 2 Apr 2016 19:36:12 EST QOTD 3-29-21016 Do you prefer gym workouts or outdoor workouts? <BR> <BR> I like outside. Can dress for cold and wet, just extreme heat and lightning are scary. Treadmills worry me. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:52:22 EST QFTD 3-26-2016 Do you plan to plant a garden, raised bed garden. planter box, or potted plant this spring? <BR> <BR> Yes, a garden, raised bed if I build them for wife and we have 3 large planter urns/ Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:05:13 EST QFTD 3-13-2016 Do you have an exercise partner? <BR> <BR> Yes next door neighbor. We walk together and make sure we get out, Sun, 13 Mar 2016 14:21:33 EST points for team on bonus spin today 10 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:11:42 EST QFTD 7*19*2015 How soon do you wash clothes after an extended trip? <BR> <BR> Dryer that night if we have wet clothes and get in after 8, all else next day. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:43:24 EST QFTD 6*27*2015 Making plans for the 4th? <BR> annual family reunion, this year at Bella Vista Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:48:56 EST QOTD 6-22-2015 What or where is your favorite beach? <BR> The white sands of west FL Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:52:43 EST QFTD 5-21-2015 Will you do anything special over the holiday? Thu, 21 May 2015 22:39:08 EST QOTD 12-24-2014 What special plans, if any, do you have for Christmas? <BR> Visit with oldest child and her family. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:42:01 EST QOTD 12-14-2014 Do you have a "gag gift" exchange with anyone or group? <BR> The last few years I have gotten away from it but we had a great time when the family gathered at Christmas Eve and had some laughs. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:01:39 EST QOTD 12-11-2014 Are you shopping for presents or have you finished gift gathering? <BR> Still shopping! Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:15:53 EST QOTD 11-27-2014 Do you have a "traditional gathering" to celebrate Thanksgiving? <BR> Yes, but this year we gathered a weekend early so all could attend. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:36:28 EST QOTD 11-20-2014 What is you favorite exercise local in Little Rock? <BR> <BR> I lived a year in LR in 1973 and had a path that I jogged every afternoon and a walk from the Capitol up and down Furniture Row, 6th or 7th street I think, at lunch. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:45:42 EST QOTD 11-17-2014 Have you made Thanksgiving plans? <BR> Not yet, family is gathering this weekend because all will bee busy next weekend. May drop in on sister? Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:36:02 EST QOTD 11-14-2014 Does cold weather motivate you to exercise outdoors or exile you to indoor pursuits? <BR> <BR> I love cold weather and am drawn to hiking and exploring once the reptiles retire. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:27:54 EST Finding my Health Hello, <BR> Sorry I have taken so long to introduce myself. My name is David and I have joined as all do to better my health, and self image. I am married, have been to the same women for 20 years, I have two special needs children: Danielle 19 yo, and Emily 17 yo. I am 43 and suffer from very unusually high triglycerides, and chronic pancreatitis, and am type 2 diabetes on Insulin injections 4 times a day. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to find a group that I can form friendships with and get in b... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 10:50:08 EST QOTD August 23, 2014 ? How severely does the heat affect your workout program? <BR> <BR> I still like to sweat so I just take water and walk/hike on trails with shadeand do some indoor activities Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:54:43 EST Starting over Hello, all! I'm a returning Sparker from way back. I lost about 25 pounds a few of years ago, largely with the help of SparkPeople and running. Well, I went through some personal issues and ended up gaining back twice what I had lost. I'm ready to get back to the healthy lifestyle that I had back then, but I definitely need some support! I've joined a C25K group that starts this week, and I'm going to be tracking my meals since I'm so good and underestimating my calories. Wish me luck! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:30:06 EST QOTD 7-5-2014 DID YOU DO ANYTHING SPECIAL ON THE 4TH? Sat, 5 Jul 2014 18:45:35 EST QOTD Do you make special plans for the 4th of July and if so, when do you start planning? Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:29:02 EST Words for the Team Maybe if we start by venting, sharing, bragging, asking, or just saying what we are feeling, this team will have more participation. If it wasn't for those members tracking our team goals we would be much lower in the ratings. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:48:43 EST QOTD 5-28-2014 Does the Team want to continue the Question Of The Day? Will someone jump in and ask a question so that we could have differing inquiries? Would the world end if we had two QOTD Thu, 29 May 2014 00:26:28 EST QOTD 5-24-2014 What plans do you have for Memorial Day? Fri, 23 May 2014 23:19:32 EST QOTD 5-23-2014 DO you ever use smoothies for a meal, and if so, what recipe? Thu, 22 May 2014 22:12:13 EST QOTD 5-21-2014 What is your favorite early summer/late spring fruit? Wed, 21 May 2014 00:23:28 EST QOTD 5-20-2014 What genre or genres music do you exercise with or do you use music at all? Mon, 19 May 2014 23:29:25 EST QOTD 5-17-2014 How do you dress for outdoor exercise in the hot part of the summer? Sat, 17 May 2014 18:38:58 EST QOTD 5-16-2014 Do you vote, early, day of primary or not at all? Fri, 16 May 2014 00:07:32 EST QOTD Do you have an exercise partner? <BR> I have two, my next door neighbor and my dog. The neighbor is busy a lot but the dog loves to go to the trail and walk. She barks at the door if I don't talk to her about going. Fri, 9 May 2014 18:49:28 EST QOTD 5-8-2014 Do you have a gym membership? <BR> yes, it is the DELTA AHEC, but my DSIL said it was good, and he is a strength coach with as good as money can buy. Thu, 8 May 2014 00:42:33 EST QOTD 5-6-2014 Did you exercise outside today? <BR> Yes, walked on a trail. Tue, 6 May 2014 22:07:19 EST QOTD 5-6-2014 Do you shop a Farmers Market and if so where and how often? <BR> We have one that opens in late May and is held weekly in Helena=West Helena and it has items other than fresh foods. A lot of meet and greet. Tue, 6 May 2014 00:58:15 EST QOTD 5-4-2014 Do you plant vegetables and or herbs for your personal use? <BR> <BR> I try to put ina garden and have tomatoes and herbs in the flower beds. Sun, 4 May 2014 21:11:22 EST Relocating to Stuttgart I'll be an hour from Little Rock, but I didn't see any other regional teams closer than this one. <BR> <BR> I will arrive in June and plan on contra dancing in North Little Rock every Friday night that I can: <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:21:00 EST QOTD 2-17-14 <em>38</em> WILL WE HAVE ANY MORE SNOW BEFORE JUNE <em>38</em> <BR> YES Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:10:38 EST QOTD 2-3-14 Did you watch the Super Bowl and or the commercials? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:51:02 EST QOTH day 2-2-2014 Did the Groundhog see his shadow at your house this morning? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 17:03:09 EST QOTH day 1-29-2014 Which is more encouraging to track, miles or steps? <BR> I like miles but since I got a Fitbit the steps and stairs are interesting. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:01:04 EST QOTH day 1-27-2014 Do you go to a gym with memberships, a governmental agency gym, home gym no gym? <BR> <BR> I have a membership at Delta AHEC, but have stabilization balls, elastic bands and dumbbells at home. Walk indoors at Delta AHEC when it is unsafe to walk outside. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:41:33 EST QOTD 3-17-2014 What is the easiest workout program in cold weather for you? <BR> I like walking in cold weather, I can dress for zero and the cold air is easier to breathe, for me. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:51:57 EST Hello to everyone I just want to say hello and I am glad to be part of this team :) Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:10:38 EST vegetables, have you eaten any today? steamed brocolli Tue, 3 Dec 2013 17:00:17 EST fruits, have you eaten any today? dark cherries Tue, 3 Dec 2013 16:59:42 EST The woods are on fire!!!! A man sat at the gates of heaven crying. St. Peter approached and tried to console the distraught man. He told him to be happy, he's going to heaven and don't worry about your family, they will join you soon. As he spoke comfortingly to the man, the man instead began to cry harder and harder. FInally St. Peter asked asked why the man was so upset. The man replied, "I'm missing Fall in Arkansas!" <BR> <BR> Have you noticed the brilliant show our trees are putting on this year? Sun, 3 Nov 2013 09:52:13 EST Working on a mindset shift Hi everybody. I'm entering this community as someone who's been trained in all the ways to be healthy--and who avidly reads nutrition and fitness literature--but struggles to make the changes physical. My daily job demands a high level of activity and endurance, so I know that I need to treat food as fuel...But instead I'll save my daily calories to do something destructive like eat large quantities of snack food. Cravings are nearly impossible for me to kick. I'd really like to start turning... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:14:53 EST Spark Activity Tracker - QOTD 10/04/13 Have you purchased the SPAT or are you thinking about purchasing? If you have purchased do you like it so far? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 17:17:17 EST Hard to make the change I'm new to this group and can use all the help and support I can get. I have many health problems that are being aggravated by my obesity and I know it, I feel it. I quit smoking in 1998 and have slowly put this weight on since then. <BR> <BR> My problem...Discipline!! <BR> <BR> I eat when I'm bored, not hungry. I am trying to keep track of my calories, but don't always remember to do it. <BR> <BR> I live in West Little Rock, when I am home. We travel extensively by RV, we have been gone... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:18:36 EST Nice to Meet You Good Morning! I am new to the team but not new to the site. I'm looking forward to learning all the happenings in LR to help in my weight loss acheivement goals. Wishing everyone much success! Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:54:46 EST What ya cookin'? Sometimes staying on track means accountability and sharing great ideas. I often find great recipes to try and will post successful ones here so we can share some healthier recipes and expand our choices. Fri, 24 May 2013 11:46:10 EST QOTD 3/8/13 What is on your bucket list that you plan on checking off in the next year? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm going skydiving in April or May!!!! Terrified but excited! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 10:33:51 EST Who is doing the Little Rock Marathon, Half or 10? Have a great time! I'll walk the half. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:31:27 EST QOTD 2/22/13 How long have you been sparking? Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:35:06 EST QOTD 2/21/13 What is your favorite season? <BR> <BR> <BR> Even though it is ridiculously hot in AR in the summer, summer is definitely my favorite. I love wearing flip flops and sun dresses, going to the lake, Travs games, I could go on and on! Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:49:01 EST QOTD 2/11/13 What is your favorite game show? Have you ever wanted to participate on one? Have you ever gotten the chance? <BR> <BR> I've been a fan of The Price is Right ever since I was a little kid and would watch it with my grandma. Since the traveling show is coming to Little Rock on Wed me and my friends are going. I hope I get on stage!! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:29:50 EST QOTD 2/7/13 If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be? <BR> <BR> This probably will make me sound like a sap but I'd have to say "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:33:18 EST QOTD 2/6/13 What is the best concert you've ever been to? <BR> <BR> <BR> My list is so long I can't pick one. Some are memorable for the music, the band, the memories, who I went with, etc. <BR> My short list: <BR> Jimmy Buffett (seen him 4 times) <BR> Guns N Roses (without the real band but still got to cross it off my bucket list in 2011) <BR> Metallica <BR> Garth Brooks Wed, 6 Feb 2013 17:02:17 EST QOTD 2/5/13 It's a beautiful day in LR in February! Are you going to get out and enjoy it? Tue, 5 Feb 2013 16:39:32 EST QOTD 2/1/13 It's February 1st! What are you goals for February? <BR> <BR> I want to get back on track...this week has been a disaster and I also want to lose 5 lbs this month. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 16:24:31 EST QOTD 1/29/13 Other than pounds lost, what is one goal you have for yourself in this weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine is to fit into a pair of jeans that I got for Christmas but are too small. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:47:42 EST QOTD 1/28/13 How did you burn calories this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> I went for a 9 mile run on Saturday and then shopped for a while. The run burned calories, the shopping burned my wallet! <BR> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:45:23 EST QOTD 1/25/13 How do you combat cravings? Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:42:07 EST QOTD 1/23/13 What is your favorite restaurant in Central Ark? Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:28:21 EST QOTD 1/22/13 Sorry I missed a couple days in there! <BR> <BR> If you could choose a super power, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Mine would be to have an amazing memory. I think it would help me in all aspects of my life. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:44:54 EST QOTD 1/18/13 What are your plans for the long weekend? Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:06:53 EST QOTD 1/17/13 What celebrity would play you if a movie was made about your life? Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:28:55 EST QOTD 1/16/13 You have 15 days left in Jan to get this year started off right...what is one change that you can make to improve your whole year? Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:40:38 EST Happenings Around Town This is a thread to post fun things going on in the Central Arkansas area. It can be fitness related but it doesn't have to be. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:13:45 EST QOTD 1/15/13 I just read a SP article about coconut oil. <BR> icles.asp?id=1799 Do you beleive the hype about it? Have you ever tried it? How so? <BR> <BR> I've never used it but I do have a jar of unrefined virgin coconut oil sitting on my kitchen table currently. Once I get up the courage I plan on using it on my face as a cleanser. I know it sounds crazy but I've read many articles about the benefits of using it on the skin. So I'll let you know how it goes!!... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:07:06 EST QOTD 1/14/13 What is your favorite healthy meal? Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:13:56 EST QOTD 1/13/13 What is the best movie you've seen recently? Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:59:27 EST QOTD 1/12/13 What's your favorite type of indoor exercise? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:17:06 EST Question of the Day 1/11/13 What is the origin of your username? Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:26:30 EST Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Pink Emoticon Parade to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!! See you all at the Race for the Cure on October 20th!! <em>390</em> <em>363</em> <em>331</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:29:06 EST The Color Run The Color Run is coming to Little Rock on November 10th!!! I'm so excited! Check it out if you don't know what I'm talking about. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:43:31 EST Anyone doing HMR? Hey guys. Sorry I haven't been around much since I joined several months ago. I've been doing GREAT though. I have lost 55 lbs since December!! I'm drinking my water and exercising regularly at least 4 days a week. <BR> <BR> I am posting today because I used to do HMR and was on the autodelivery option. When I began to fade off of the program, I didn't cancel my deliveries because I inteded to get back on the program. Anyway, I ended up with about 7 boxes of food/shakes that I never used, ... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:16:24 EST looking for a buddy I read a statistic recently that said the probability of achieving a goal is <BR> 40% when you decide to do it. <BR> 50% when you plan how you will do it. <BR> 65% when you commit to someone else that you will do it. <BR> and 95% when you keep accountability appointments with someone along the way. <BR> <BR> So with that in mind I am looking for someone to meet up with once a week or every other week in person, and much more often online. Someone who will encourage me and let me encoura... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:21:04 EST Hi Hi, this seem to be a great program to start...for my weight loss goal.... <BR> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:05:18 EST swimming holes I found a website that has a map of arkansas and all the swimming holes, pretty neet in these hot dog days of summer! <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:24:19 EST Good Eats in Little Rock So my doctor is only letting me have 1200 calories a day. My hubby and I like to eat out once or twice a week. So what local restaurants have a diet friendly menu. So far I've found low calorie potions at Mimi's, Panera Bread, Red Lobster, Famous Dave's BBQ, and Wendy's...and suggestions would be helpful. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:22:45 EST Tour de Rock is this Saturday Is anyone riding the 50 miles? I'm a little nervous! Sun, 3 Jun 2012 18:29:00 EST Tracking hidden calories when going out to eat I've been tracking my food for about a week now on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I went out to breakfast this morning, as we usually do on Saturdays, but instead of going to Mimi's for their Fresh and Fit Veggie Omelet, we went to the new Early Bird Cafe in the Heights. Hubby, who is also counting calories - but, using Loose It on his phone - always gets egg whites instead of whole eggs whenever he can. So he orders an egg-white-only veggie omelet and I order a regular one. We let the ser... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 15:06:18 EST Goals for June Hello June! It's hard to believe that we are already almost half way through the year. It got me thinking about my yearly goals and my personal weight loss goal. <BR> <BR> Are you about half way to your yearly exercise minute or your mile goal? <BR> What is going to motivate you to get through this hot and humid month along with the next few? <BR> What are your mini goals for June? <BR> What is your favorite summer activity in our beautiful state? <BR> What is your favorite summer fr... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 14:37:01 EST Hot Walkers! No, I am not talking about the hot walkers that the horses go on after workouts, but more so the fact that it is getting hot outside and might limit your walking, if you are a walker. <BR> <BR> Of course we all know we can go to a mall or, if you're a senior, to the Hays Center's indoor track. However, if you get yer buns up and out of bed in the morning, you can go before it is unbearable out too. <BR> <BR> I just went over 200 miles walked so far this year. I walk between five and ten mil... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:42:15 EST Team Suggestions If you have any suggestions on getting the team more active on the team page please post them here! Wed, 2 May 2012 10:37:57 EST Farmers Market The LR Farmers Market opened yesterday. Did you go? What is your favorite item to purchase at the market? <BR> <BR> I love buying squash, it's my absolutely favorite veggie and normally it is cheaper there than at the grocery store. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:35:31 EST Get Active! What heartrate pumping activity are you doing today? <BR> <BR> I plan on going to the gym after work, but it would be a beautiful day to go to the Big Dam Bridge as well. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:11:43 EST What do you love about BDB and Twin Rivers Bridge? I'm writing about them and would like your ideas. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:47:18 EST Powdered "food?" diet I am focusing on healthy, lower-calorie eating, and my best friend is on a powdered "food?" diet. I will be with her five days and will see what she actually does eat--lean meat and something green in the evening, I think. How can she possibly be learning recipes and attitudes and coping skills for healthy eating? I do not know. <BR> Opinions, please! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:40:01 EST Warrior Dash in Arkansas Warrior Dash in Amity Arkansas Saturday May 12th. Its a 5k race with 12 obsticles. Looks like a lot of fun. I have been telling everyone around me about it, and trying to get people to sign up with me to do the 2:30pm wave. 2012 is the year to break out of your shell and do something you have never done before, why not the Warrior dash, you get a t-shirt, finsher medal, and viking horn hat. If your top 3 men or women you get a real viking helmet. lets go get muddy, eat food, listen to... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 16:07:13 EST Introduction My second day on Sparks. This is the first time I have ever dieted, ever! I hope the structure and plans offered will help make this a success. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:45:56 EST December (Year End) December is here. The last month in the year. It's almost 2012. Let's talk about it. <BR> <BR> 1. Looking back, what did you do that you're proud of? <BR> 2. What did you do that you're ashamed of? <BR> 3. What are your goals for next year going to be? <BR> 4. Are the holidays (all of them/any of them) making it harder on you? <BR> 5. Are you going to achieve the goals you set for yourself for 2011? <BR> <BR> Things to do in December: <BR> <BR> 1. Make sure you're getting in your wat... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:12:24 EST Hello I've started completely over. I hope to make the changes I need to this time. I can always use friends. Hit me up! :-) Sun, 13 Nov 2011 00:56:54 EST Walking Buddy? Hi - I live in North Little Rock and I'm looking for a walking buddy. Anyone interested? <BR> <BR> I'm 25 and I live with my brother and sister in law in the Lakewood area, but they aren't interested in walking with me, so I'm looking for someone who'd like to help motivate me! =) Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:03:26 EST OCTOBER!!!!!! <em>275</em> <em>333</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>421</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> Hey guys! It's October already. Can you believe it? I can't. Where is 2011 going so fast? Oh well, here's our team discussion for this month! <BR> <BR> 1. You've got 3 months left till the new year is here. What are you going to accomplish before 2012 gets here? <BR> <BR> 2. What is the main improvement you've seen in yourself so far this year? <BR> <B... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 17:30:36 EST Looking for a workout buddy Hi all, <BR> I live in North Little rock I attend Pulaski am a full time mother and wife as well. I am looking for someone that can workout Tue and Thurs during the day. I find it easier if I have a workout buddy because then even if I dont feel like working out I will do it just because I know someone will be there waiting to meet up with me ( am a typical mom I will do things for other and not for my self) I am really needing someone to workout with. I was doing good got down to 201 but th... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:36:29 EST Plus Size Personal Trainer Ok I am working on becoming a Personal Trainer and I have a question. I was reading a story today about a lady that was a Plus Size Personal Trainer. So my ? is would you hire a Plus Size Trainer. Why would you or Why wouldn't you? and What are your thoughts about it. <BR> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:56:52 EST Weekly Challenges! Instead of doing a new thread each week, I'm going to try posting each weeks challenge on this thread. Therefore, you should check this tread every week for the new challenge! <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:01:19 EST September Hey team! It's September. Can you believe it? Answer the questions so we can get to know each other a little bit better! <BR> <BR> 1. What are you goals for September? <BR> <BR> 2. What is the next mini goal you are working toward? <BR> <BR> 3. What is the next reward you plan on giving yourself? <BR> <BR> 4. How did August go for you? <BR> <BR> 5. What are you going to do differently in September than in August? Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:10:48 EST Challenge 9/4 - 9/10 1. (diet) Add one additional serving of vegetables to your day, everyday. <BR> <BR> 2. (exercise) Take the stairs at every opportunity. <BR> <BR> 3. (communication) Post a blog describing how your view on weight loss has been effected since starting SparkPeople. (This doesn't has to be the entire blog. You can incorporate this into a different blog creatively somehow.) Sun, 4 Sep 2011 18:44:56 EST Weekly Challenge: 08/28 -- 9/3 1. (diet) Stay under your daily fat goal every day this week. <BR> <BR> 2. (exercise) Exercise for 30/day, 4 times this week. <BR> <BR> 3. (community) Leave a comment on 2 team mates pages that you have never communicated with before. (There is a list of our team members on the bottom of the main team page. You can also see our team member point/exercise leaders on the right hand side under "Team Stats," which might be a good way to pick someone.) Sat, 27 Aug 2011 23:02:38 EST 08/21 - 08/27 Alright guys! Last full week of August. Let's make it count. <BR> <BR> 1. (food) Stock your fridge with pre-prepared, pre-measured servings of fruit and veggies so that healthy snacks are within easy reach. Do this so that there is at least 1 ready per day this week. <BR> <BR> 2. (exercise) Do 15 minutes/day of some kind of exercise, even if it is stretching. It doesn't have to be all at once, but be sure to record it on the fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> 3. (community) Post a blog and answer ... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:56:10 EST How-to Question about Team Goals & Challenges I am still navigating my way around the Spark Website and sometimes I get lost. With respect to this team's challenges for this week, is there somewhere where they are posted and I can click on them? Just want to make sure I'm not missing anything. Thanks! Sun, 14 Aug 2011 10:07:40 EST 08/14 - 08/20 Challenge 1. (diet) Subtract 50 calories from your maximum daily calorie amount. Don't go over that number all week. Ex: If your range is normally 1200-1500, this week your range will be 1200-1450. <BR> <BR> 2. (exercise) Park at the back of every parking lot. Walk a little farther to and from the building. <BR> <BR> 3. (communication) Huddle with the team at least 5 days this week. <BR> <BR> Alright team, go! Sat, 13 Aug 2011 20:11:13 EST Favorite Ways to Exercise in Little Rock I have only lived in Little Rock for 6 months now and am looking for some new ways to exercise, places to exercise, and possibly some inside tips from the locals :) If anyone has some good ideas that I could try, please add your thoughts!! <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:50:06 EST Newbee Hello everyone I have been apart of the team for about a week now and I am working on short term goals like walking 15 miles a week I hope to lose 30 lbs by Oct. 31 I have bad knees and it takes me along time to lose weight b/c of my thyroid I am Hypo it means My thyroid does not make enough hormones. Sat, 6 Aug 2011 22:39:51 EST A good gym in the area My husband and I are looking for a good gym anyone have any ideas or where you go I would appreciate it. Fri, 5 Aug 2011 16:08:48 EST Skatium Groupon for $20! I love skating and have been considering getting my roller blades out of the storage closet for some trips to the River Trail. I was concerned about heat and the difficulty of getting out there, though, compared to just hitting the treadmill at my apartment complex. <BR> <BR> I'm delighted to see that the Arkansas Skatium ( <link> </link> ) less than five minutes from me and my work is offering a three-month pass for $20. ( <link><B... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 08:21:06 EST August Chat: Come by and join in! Alright guys, it's August. Well, tomorrow it will be August, but whatever. Here's a few questions to help stay a unified team! <BR> <BR> 1. Did you meet your goals for July? Why or why not? <BR> 2. What was it that made you realize, really realize, that you needed to change your lifestyle/loss weight? <BR> 3. People talk a lot about rewarding themselves for reaching a goal. What do you do to 'punish' yourself when you don't make a goal? <BR> 4. What do you wish this team did more of? <BR... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:53:37 EST 07/31 - 08/06 Challenge 1. (diet) Aim to drink 1 more cup of water a day than you usually drink. If you usually drink 8 cups a day, drink 9 this week. <BR> <BR> 2. (exercise) Try two new moves this week. Ex: If you've never tried superman before, try it once this week. Then, try jumping jacks during a different work out. <BR> <BR> 3. (communication) Comment on a member of L.R. Sparkers blog this week. They scroll by on the Team Stream everyday. Pick one; read it; comment on it. <BR> <BR> As always, good luck to ... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:21:02 EST New and nervous... Hi, I am Princess469 and I have recently joined SparkPeople to help me loss weight and get healthy. I am not use to posting information about myself on websites, so I am a little nervous. I have reviewed this website and have received a number of encouraging emails already, so I am looking forward to my journey with SparkPeople. Thank you! Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:55:56 EST Newbee Hello everyone! I am new to Sparkpeople (today is day 1 for me). I look forward to a positive experience, reaching realistic goals and being a healthier me. <BR> <BR> Have a great afternoon!!! Jules Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:31:27 EST New Team Description This is a friendly notice that our team description has changed. Below you can read the new description and the old description. This is in response to a complaint that we are currently ranked #2 on the College Football Fans leaderboard. (By the way, <em>243</em> team!) The team Razorback Fans is ranked #10. I would like to clarify that when setting up the team, you can choose 2 places to list your team in. Our primary listing is as a city in Arkansas. I selected College Football Fans as ou... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 10:59:59 EST July 24-30th Challenge This challenge has three parts: a nutrition section, an exercise section, and a communication section. Since this is the first week, all of the tasks are really simple. I know a lot of you probably already do #2. We'll build up challenge steam as we get these challenges going. <BR> <BR> Let's try to get as many people from our team involved as possible! We are all working toward healthier, happier selves! <BR> <BR> 1. (diet) Work a new (or seldom used) vegetable or fruit into your diet t... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:15:26 EST Can't get enough Carbs! I've managed to get my eating habits to where I get within the range for calories, fat, and protein. But....I think I've only managed to get to my carb minimum once in over two weeks. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have suggestions for something that I can add or swap into my diet that has a lot of carbs? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:05:55 EST Adult sports in the area? After I build up the ability to run by using the treadmill (and when it's not so darn hot), I'd love to join a soccer team. Do you guys know if and where there are any adult sports leagues around here (especially in west Little Rock)? Sun, 17 Jul 2011 18:38:49 EST Express your day using an emoticon! How is your day going? Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:40:20 EST July Chat: Please come by! It's July, and (in case you haven't notice) it's HOT! <BR> <BR> So tell us, what are you're goals for July? <BR> <BR> What are you doing to stay motivated in the heat? <BR> <BR> What are you doing to exercise in the heat? <BR> <BR> What is your favorite thing about July? Your least favorite? <BR> <BR> Tell us about you and july! Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:14:46 EST Welcome! (Newbies please read) **PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS INFORMATION POST** <BR> <BR> & ! <BR> <BR> We are so glad you are here! Please take a few moments to become familiar with our page. On our page you will find different forums. Each forum serves its own purpose. For example this 'Welcome' topic is posted under the General Team Discussion Forum. <BR> In each forum there are sticky topics. Those are topics with information that we want to stay at the top of the forum. Like current events or hot topics. <BR> Anot... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:53:06 EST Ideas for Goals and Challenges Alright Little Rock, we need ideas for goals and challenges that we can do. Please, please, please, reply with some ideas for some great goals and challenges that we can work on accomplishing together! <BR> <BR> Thanks to everyone! <BR> <BR> Don't forget, you're amazing and you can lose the weight! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:41:01 EST Bright ideas for rewards around Little Rock? I'd like my reward for losing 20 pounds to be a day off work and going to do something fun. Any ideas what that fun day-trip-type thing could be in our area? Fri, 8 Jul 2011 13:27:31 EST How do you beat the heat to exercise? I shouldn't be such a huge wimp, having grown up in Louisiana, but I am. I moved to Little Rock in October, after ten years of temperate weather on the Oregon Coast, so this is my first summer back in the South. I'm about to melt into a puddle of whiny Yankee. <BR> <BR> My plan, starting tomorrow, is to drive to my apartment complex's exercise room on my lunch break. I figure I can spend a half-hour on the treadmill and then come back to work without being drenched in sweat. <BR> <BR> What ... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 10:44:13 EST Diving in Hi, there. I keep half-heartedly starting diets, wimping out when a little temptation comes along (it always does), and then starting "again tomorrow" (after eating as much as possible today because now it's the last day before my diet starts...again). Since nobody knows I'm dieting, nobody cares, right? <BR> <BR> So this time I'm setting a goal (61 pounds by February 15th), setting daily goals in order to reach it, and joining a community where I can hopefully find other people who also nee... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 09:19:44 EST Hi My name is chrystal am 27. I have a 4 yr old little boy and been married for almost 10 years. I am looking for a workout buddy. I live in North little rock. I do love to walk at burns park. Looking for someone to join me. Also looking to start hiking would love to have a buddy for that. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:28:31 EST new to spark hello all, <BR> i have type 2 diabetic. Want to get off my medicine and lose some weight. <BR> hope to do well. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:27:52 EST Motivation Hi! <BR> I've been searching for a place/ people who will motivate me and/ or randomly send me tips on staying on the weight loss track. I find it difficult to be motivated to exercise and eat healthy when you are surrounded by people who are not. Any words of encouragement? Thu, 19 May 2011 23:47:44 EST Need Motivation!!! Hello fellow sparkers... This is my first time blogging so I'm a little intimidated. I am a mom of 2 and I work 7p till 7a so needless to say when I get off in the morning I'm wiped out. I have good intentions on working out but just can't seem to find the time. I keep telling myself if I just had a support person or someone to hold me accountable that I would do fine. But I'm unable to find someone that's interested in going. I really want to lose 30 lbs but the first step is to get off... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:38:15 EST Lost at 22 -tntkennedy0610 So what you need to know. I am a 22 year old female with a bachelors in English. I married my high school sweet heart about a year ago. We always had plans to have kids right out of college, so we set the ball in motion by buying our first home to raise our family in. We have been trying to concieve since April 2010, in March of 2011 I thought since I was two weeks late it had finally happened, but I was wrong. I have had some severe medical problems since I was in a car wreck many years... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 02:43:34 EST Anyone doing the 5K in Little Rock on April 16th? There is a 5K I am in on the 16th, and it would be super cool to see some sparkpeople out there and meet a few. If anyone is going, please let me know!! <BR> <BR> Spark on, <BR> <BR> Sarah Sun, 10 Apr 2011 14:09:41 EST IN IT TO WIN IT Hello Sparks Family...I am here today because I am in need of support from people who share my struggle.I am 43 y/o african american female,educated,divorced single parent,entreprenuer...I have always put other people first and other things...all the while I have slowly packed on weight...I am tired of being in the skin I am in..I have a pretty face and now I want a pretty body to go with it..All of my best friends are still there college size or no more than 15-20 pounds..but I am 60 pounds ... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 00:20:26 EST Been here for a while but now I am back in full sw Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Michelle, and I have been a member of this spark team for a long time now, but I have gotten away from posting and using SparkPeople regularly. I wanted to check in and say hi. I am 34 married to an over the road truck driver. We have 3 kids 15, 13 and 12. My daughters is 13 and last week after a year the doctors finally insisted that we went to fitness and nutrition training for her. She has been gaining weight faster then normal for a few years. Overall the appo... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:45:46 EST Spring is here and so am I! Hi, I just signed up for this. I have no idea what to expect but a little motivation and accountability has to be a good thing. The idea of being 30 is great because there is so much of the world at my fingertips. The last thing I want to happen is to regret not taking care of my body or not presenting on the outside what a fun flirty person I am on the inside. Sun, 13 Feb 2011 22:08:18 EST couch to 5K 2011 I have learned about the couch to 5K program from other peoples' Spark blogs. It requires 9 weeks of training 3 days a week, and it's generally under 30 min. <BR> Has anyone tried this? <BR> Does anyone have any interest in doing this? <BR> I am going to start it Monday, Feb. 14th. <BR> Maybe if somebody else wants to run a first 5K together after we complete the program, assuming we make it on schedule (illnesses, etc.) around the same time. Sun, 13 Feb 2011 10:22:04 EST Day by Day I am a 26 years old. I have been on and off diets for as long as I can remember. This time around I am trying to change my lifestyle for a healthier me. I don't want to diet anymore, I am going to try to live healhier. That way I dont have to worry about dieting on and off. Im not a junk food eater, I just love to eat real food and I know my portions be out of control. I just want to be healthier and continue on my journey with the help of people just like me. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 23:10:47 EST new January 2011 I am new to Sparkpeople and SparkTeams. I'm not sure what it's all about yet, but I hope we can inspire one another. Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:20:06 EST New person Hello I'm a young mother and wife. I am trying to lose weight and I need motivation to keep going. So i am looking to you all to help me with that thank you. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:22:13 EST Brand new today. Hi everyone! I'm a 25-year-old new mommy to a 3-month-old boy. I have lost all my baby weight but needing to lose about 47 more pounds. Looking forward to chatting with everyone here! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 11:18:37 EST Hi! Hey team! I'm Bridgett from Sherwood. I'm 28 and I work as an accountant at a local bank. I hope everyone is having a great day! Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:26:20 EST How is everyone doing? Hey everyone! Hope everyone is staying warm! I actually enjoy this cold weather. Love cuddling under a nice cozy blanket. <em>30</em> <BR> Noticed there wasn't really a post anyone was really just gabbing on and checking in with eachother. I want to get to know more of you. So, I will start out with a question to get things started. <BR> What do you collect? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> I have butterflies all over my house. Anytime I see something butterfly I just have to have it. <em>33... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 22:17:20 EST Walking Group for Sherwood/North LIttle Rock I would really like to start walking and would like some buddies for some motivation. I live in Sherwood so if anyone else thinks they would like to start walking with me, let me know, I think it would be a great way to get to know new people and motivate each other as well :) Wed, 20 Oct 2010 22:16:48 EST Anyone doing the Race for the Cure in LR Oct 16? I am thinking about walking the race. (I am not a runner!) If anyone else is planning to walk the race, maybe we could meet up and walk together. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:51:55 EST Wing Ding 5K in Jacksonville Was curious if anyone else is running/walking this 5K on October 2nd? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nts/Wing%20Ding%205K%20Brochure-2010.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> Tue, 7 Sep 2010 10:18:06 EST Big Dam Bridge Hey everyone! Thought it would be good to start getting together at the big dam bridge and walking/running/jogging whatever you can do. We need some motivation! I know I do! Anyone else have ideas on places to exercise? Mon, 6 Sep 2010 22:47:02 EST Camping! My husband and I are going camping at Eureka springs this weekend with our 2 yr old son....if he likes it we want to make it a regular thing while the weather is nice. Anyone have a favorite spot we should check out? we are new to AR so we haven't been to a lot of places. Fri, 3 Sep 2010 23:19:32 EST I live in Jacksonville My name is Karen, I am 27. I have a 2 1/2 year old and have been married 6 years to my husband who is in the military. We have been in AR for a little over a year now and we all are loving it. I am currently excited about heading out this weekend for our son's first camping trip. We are going to Eureka Springs! <BR> Just thought I would introduce myself and see if there was anyone in this group with a young family that might want to be friends. Thu, 2 Sep 2010 18:42:43 EST Hi Everyone! Started using SparkPeople about three weeks ago, I started with mostly tracking what I ate and have since started to get into the points and that is how I found this group. I am very excited to see some locals on here. <em>213</em> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 13:41:01 EST Hello Everyone! This is not my first try on Spark people! but this is my first time with this group. I currently reside in Maumelle, a beautiful little town. I am trying to work off baby wieght PLUS more. Always been a big girl but I know there is a little me inside somewhere lol. If anyone is up for walking/joggin the Big Dam bridge let me know! Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:06:58 EST New to Little Rock I have just relocated to LR from the West Palm Beach, Florida, area and would like to find some friends to walk, hike, etc., with. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 18:55:51 EST hi im new has anyone had any luck with this program? Wed, 7 Jul 2010 23:02:08 EST places to run Does anyone have any suggestions for places to run that are more out of the way or secluded, but also safe? I don't like running around big crowds or where everyone can see me, like River Trail or along the Kavanaugh routes. I have run the trail at Burns Park, and that high school track on Evergreen, but sometimes these are very crowded. I have run at Meriweather Park, but the last time I went there were some homeless people there and it made me uncomfortable. Any suggestions on quiet, sa... Thu, 27 May 2010 22:18:52 EST Dino Dash 5/22...Anyone else going? The 5K/1K Dino Dash is tomorrow morning, 5/22/2010, and I was just curious if anyone else from Sparks is going too? Fri, 21 May 2010 15:17:22 EST WTFT? ( What The French Toast) I think that the problems with "diets" are just that. We put a label on it. It is not a "diet"! It is a journey to eating a lot healthier. A diet is what you eat! From the day we are born, we are on a diet. Of course, as newborns our diet consist of milk and so on. So lets just take the labels off and take it one day at a time and one step at a time. Know that becoming healthy is a lifestyle change, not a short term contract. You have to keep at it for the rest of your life. What do you think... Fri, 21 May 2010 14:11:16 EST New May 17 2010 This looks like a great resource tool, and I am just beginning to explore. Mon, 17 May 2010 15:27:59 EST Allow me to introduce myself....They call me.... My name is Nicholas and I just joined SP via someone at my job. I started my health journey August 6, 2009. My job was doing a Biggest Loser competition and one of my co-workers encouraged me do it. <BR> <BR> That day I was at 270.4 lbs and mind you I am only 5'8". Yeah, I know. I am currently at 190 lbs and still pushing. Keep digging deep everyone! Wed, 12 May 2010 11:40:22 EST hello Hi, Im Gerald, Live in Mayflower AR, work In Little Rock AR, Im glad my Dr told me about this website, I am so excited to meet new people and get support and give support to everybody. Hope to hear from you soon! Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:08:42 EST I completely started over! Hi, all: <BR> <BR> I joined quite a while ago, but just decided after a long time of off the wagon to start over. My new name is similar to the old one, but I reset everything else. I need a fresh start in my entire life, and I know this is a great tool. I'm glad everyone is here! <BR> <BR> My overall goal is 130 pounds, but that's way too much to contemplate. I'm following the WW strategy of 5% of start, then small goals from there. If that's too much, even, then every 5 pounds is a... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 23:09:12 EST New to this Spark thing! Hi Im Jack new to this spark thing. I found this site via the android app. I have started using it to track my daily food and exercise. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 16:10:23 EST I'm back, again! Hey all! I am working on organizing my life and getting active on sparkpeople again! <BR> <BR> Thought I'd pop in on my old team and see how things are going. Looking forward to chatting with you all! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:31:21 EST I need LOTS an LOTS of motivation please help My name is Scealita and im ready to become fit and lean again. I got pregnant 2 years ago and I blew up from there. I love playing basketball and being a mommy I just need to get this weight off me and I need someone to help me along!!!! Thu, 11 Feb 2010 22:14:34 EST Hi, my name is Linda This is the first time I have ever heard of Sparkpeople. <BR> I need to loose 15 pounds. I had breast cancer last year and am looking forward to a healthy 2010. <BR> I had lost 35 pound before C and gained 20 pounds during chemo and steriods. So This is what I <BR> and trying to get off. <BR> I will look forward to any suggestions you may have for me. <BR> I am on colesterol medication now as my family has a history of heart disease and diabetes. <BR> Thank you Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:36:01 EST Night snacker I just found out about SparkPeople yesterday while reading a magazine. I have tried just about everything and have actually lost weight, but I find it again! By now I know the rules and what not to do, but once night falls and my husbands says good night, the rules go out the window! I'm sure I consume more calories from 8:00 - 10:00 PM then I do all day. I'm hopeful that Spark will help. Nice to know there are others in LR that are sparking! Sat, 30 Jan 2010 10:00:17 EST New to group looking for workout buddies. I live in North Little Rock, I have 2 grown boys, 3 cat children :-) Trying to find someone who wants to work out. I definitely need the motivation and I can return it. I work in Jacksonville so probably my best bet is the community center in Jacksonville, AR or Anytime Fitness. I haven't checked yet to see what prices are...but I'm really wanting to be a healthier person and if that mean shelling out a few bucks, maybe that will help in the motivation. I'm 43 but don't feel it. I'm a pret... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:05:05 EST Hi, I am new here. Hello Little Rock Sparkers. My name is Deb and I am 41 years old. I live in Little Rock and work at UALR. I just found out about Sparkpeople on Friday and I am happy I did. I believe this website is going to be very useful in helping me to acheive my weghtloss goals. Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:40:40 EST Struggling Hi! I am a mother of teenagers and am tired of letting myself go. I want to feel better and look better. I hope this is finally the place to help me accomplish that. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:45:41 EST Just to say hello I am a new member and so excited to see Little Rock has a spark team. I am looking forward to this journey. There is more about me on my spark page. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:01:09 EST What would y'all think about a spark party ? I'm thinking that there sure are a lot of us here in LR and it would maybe be fun to plan a "get together" for LR Sparkers. I sort of though maybe meet at Riverfront Park and take a group trip across the Big Dam Bridge. Nothing too extravagant bring some water and maybe your favorite "party dish" <BR> Just a thought.... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 23:28:22 EST Happy Thursday! Hello everyone! I am new here and would like to introduce myself. My name is Kim, I am 23, and I am here because I want to lose weight, get in shape, and feel better about myself! I would love to get to know some people on here so that we can motivate one another and share our progress! I have a wonderful husband of 4 years and a 5 month old son. Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:37:34 EST Fitness for life Hi, <BR> I just turned 65. After dieting successfully to lose 24 pounds (from June-Nov 2007), I hit a plateau that was 15 lbs from my goal weight and 10 lbs above a healthy BMI. I was exercising but evidently not the "right stuff". A year later this past fall, I weighed within 2-3 lbs of that plateau weight and decided to do something completely different. I began training sessions (3X a week, 50 min/session) in October and have really benefitted from them. My physician also suggested t... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 19:35:49 EST Question???? Who works at Curves in down town Little Rock? <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 5 Nov 2009 14:25:42 EST Anybody still hanging on to Halloween candy? The best way to deal with Halloween candy that I've heard is to let the kids totally pig out that night till they're sick of it. Then throw the rest of the candy out, have the kids brush their teeth, and if necessary add PeptoBismol. Wed, 4 Nov 2009 20:25:14 EST Anybody else here work at St. Vincent? I could use a partner to encourage/compete with! Don't think you want to work out at same time unless you are a night shift nut like me. We could e-mail progress updates or something. <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:41:16 EST new member Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am a full-time student and joined to get some support and encouragement with sticking to my new healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I have a goal of loosing my last 50lbs this year. I always do much better with weight loss when I can track my food and exercise. I recently had surgery and have to be slow at getting back to exercise regularly. I hope this site will help. Sun, 11 Oct 2009 17:15:22 EST New kid on the block Hi. I am introducing myself to the team here in Little Rock. I am a health conscious, though maybe not as healthy as I 'd like to be, teacher of Afro Carribean dance here. I also enjoy gardening down at Oak Forest Community Garden. If anyone has a sure fix for this smoking habit, I'd love to hear: I've tried it all: gum, smokeless tobacco, hypnosis, 888QUIT, etc candy,. Now that they are $4+ a more encouragement to quit something that was, believe it or not a real pleasure to me. An... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:26:02 EST Hello everyone I have been on SP for going on a month now. I just found this group and am happy to know there are some other locals on here! I just wanted to introduce myself :) I'm from Maumelle <em>213</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 09:11:19 EST Introducing myself Hello! Looking forward to making great strides with our group. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:36:54 EST Get me started. Hi, I am having a birthday this week and have decided I need to get healthly. I know I have a long way to go but you have to start somewhere. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 16:19:51 EST need reccomendation Hi everyone, I'm new to the Little Rock, actually Sherwood, area and need some gym reccomendations. I thought the Bill Harmon Rec center would be the place to be, but it seems more of a senior center. Where do people go here? Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:36:12 EST Hi everyone My name is Marie and I am a 57 year old grandmother of 14, with one on the way. Currently, my husband and I live with one of my daughters and her family in Benton, AR. I take care of these grandchildren (Raegan 5, Liam and Gavin 3)while mom and dad work. My husband is an over-the-road trucker and gone a lot. I'm thankful I have this family here. <BR> <BR> I found SparkPeople on June 14, 2009 and so glad that I did. It has so much to offer, way more than what I was originally looking for. Th... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 20:18:38 EST Hello to all I am a new memeber and would appreciate suggestions/ideas about what all I can do with this site. I am in the dark ages when it comes to using most sites, so all advice would be appreciated. Glad to become a part of your group! Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:39:00 EST Hey! I would like a buddy on this website. I am from Hot Springs and kinda want somebody that I can talk to via e-mail or on this website who lives close by. I need a person to be responsible to because it's hard for me to be hard on myself - Preferably somebody who needs a partner too. I would also prefer it be a woman since I have a boyfriend and would be pissed if he had some woman who he was in contact with for something like this. :) Thanks, all! Sun, 21 Jun 2009 07:08:17 EST Bizzymumsy's Introduction I was so thrilled to find a team in Little Rock! I have used Sparkpeople on off for several years but not had the time until now to really look at all the resources. So this is amazing to find such support so close to home. <BR> <BR> I am 48-years old with two children, a daughter 17 and son 22, who is getting married March 6, 2010. I started working on losing weight April 2008 and it took me a year to lose 20 lbs. but I stuck with it and just kept pushing and inched my way to that goal. ... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 14:10:00 EST Show your Spark Weekend June 26-28...Lets go LR!! Are there any ideas or suggests for "Show your Spark Weekend" June 26-28, 2009, Spark people members are asked to wear Spark items and maybe have a Spark Rally, some type of outing and just spead the spark word. Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:36:56 EST I made my one year goal!! Today I have been at my goal weight for one year! Woo-hoo! Time for a new goal! Sun, 17 May 2009 10:00:12 EST 5K Information Needed I am interested in starting to train to do a 5K, I can't run to far right now but hope to work up to longer times. Could someone tell me where I maybe able to find information on 5K's held in Little Rock, Sherwood, North Little Rock...pretty much open to any cities around here. Mon, 11 May 2009 11:48:29 EST Looking to make new weightloss friends.. Hi everybody! My name is Julie and I live in Little Rock. I moved here about a year ago. So far I really like it. This is my first day on sparkpeople. So I am new to all of this. My goal is to lose 40-50 lbs. I am 195 right now and I would love to be 155 but my dream goal is to be 145. In Dec. I was 205 so I have lost about 10 lbs since then. I am wanting to bump it up a notch though. I just got turbo jam and I have been doing that. I love it! Such a great workout! Tue, 5 May 2009 22:20:47 EST Exercise on this rainy Saturday? What are your exercise plans today? Sat, 18 Apr 2009 10:26:32 EST Subway Wrap Delimma I'm totally bummed out over Subways move to ditch the wraps. I'm surprised I didn't find more topics on this subject already. I was told it was a company wide move to get rid of wraps completely throughout all stores. The stores are selling wraps only until they are out of inventory of them and then no more. I really prefer them to the flatbread. I haven't looked up the cal/carb difference but I just don't like them. I am trying to find something else to have now, when this was a real staple ... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:01:12 EST Lost 200 lbs just looking to maintian. I lost about 200 lbs in 9 months. Basically, just eating healthy and exercising. No real diet. Didn't count anything etc. Trying to balance things out now and just looking to maintain. Loosing it seemed too easy, balanceing and maintaining seems daunting. Trying to fill my life with new heathy activities. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 13:38:11 EST Who got out and enjoyed today's beautiful weather? Today was a perfect example of why we love central Arkansas! Warm, sunny, flowers in bloom! Did anyone else get out and enjoy this fine spring day? Sat, 4 Apr 2009 21:11:37 EST Hope Hike 2009 Check out this site <link> </link> <BR> Wonderful cause, free to register, good day to spend with family on Saturday of Mother's Day weekend. Wed, 1 Apr 2009 15:54:39 EST hello my name is carla and i live in conway...i am excited and can not wait to have fun in this team Sat, 28 Mar 2009 20:24:09 EST Who's off for Spring break? Next week is spring break! the kids are home, and I'm off for a week!! Anyone else off? What are your plans? Thu, 19 Mar 2009 18:44:43 EST Hey! I'm new. Hey everybody! I'm 33 and have two great kids and am married to an Air Force Loadmaster. I'm going to lose 50 pounds using Sparkpeople!! We live in Jacksonville and I'm looking for a buddy! Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:32:29 EST MARATHON DAY IN LITTLE ROCK Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I did it!!!! I walked the marathon. Finish time: <BR> <BR> 7 hours 5 minutes! <BR> <BR> It is never too early to plan for next year! Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:41:22 EST Hi, I'm new I'm pretty new to Sparkpeople and joined this team today. i've been on Sparkpeople for about 6 weeks and I love it! <em>244</em> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 22:33:12 EST Sugar Free Bakery If Little Rock had a Sugar Free Bakery would any one purchase fresh baked items? Of course they would also be low cal and trans fat free. Let me hear from you. <em>495</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 13:45:21 EST Tornado Season is here! With tonight's storms moving in and already having dropped one on OK City...I guess its officially tornado season. We actually got hit last April and I find myself being a little nervous about this year. Just a reminder...although we do not live in an area that is commonly hit (or for that matter has ever been hit) we will never again take the warnings lightly. <BR> Just thought I'd remind y'all to heed those sirens and keep your family safe! Tue, 10 Feb 2009 19:15:36 EST Learn how to run or walk faster! The Little Rock Women Can Run/Walk Clinic <BR> Presented by Women Run Arkansas <BR> (a women's running club in Conway) <BR> will begin on Mon. 2/23/09 at 6pm <BR> <BR> Clinic Meets at JA Fair High School Track <BR> <BR> Meetings are every Monday and Thursday (6p – 7:30p) <BR> for 10 weeks <BR> (nights subject to change when conflicts with JA Fair School track activities) <BR> <BR> We will offer: <BR> walking <BR> beginning running <BR> intermediate running <BR> advanced running <BR> <... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 10:13:58 EST BAD WEATHER DIET Little Rock schools are closed today. They probably should have been opened and maybe closed early. At any rate, I am at home for an unexpected day off. I went to the gym this morning as usual. But now I'm bored. I'm tempted to make some comfort food. So far, I am fighting the temptation. I have some really good strawberries. <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 14:25:39 EST Favorite Quotes What quotes or sayings do you live by that help keep you balanced and grounded and motivated? <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:36:17 EST What changes have you noticed since starting? It's easy to fall into the trap of getting unmotivated when you don't see big changes right away, so focus on the little changes and remember your ultimate goal--to live a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> What little changes have you noticed since starting your new routine? <BR> <BR> For me, I've noticed that i fall asleep faster. I don't dip in energy at 3 p.m. as much anymore. It's starting to balance out! My skin is looking a little better and more vibrant. Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:19:37 EST Favorite Healthy Snacks? What are some ideas for healthy snacks that you can take with you. sometimes at work I am dying for a snack, something to keep me busy! I hate busy eating, but that craving for something, ANYTHING, overpowers and I cave to the vending machine. <BR> <BR> At Kroger right now, there are those Quakes rice snacks on sale for $1.00 a bag. The 3.52 oz size. I bought some apple cinnamon flavor and they have helped me get through that snack attack craving. Only 60 calories a serving!! <BR> <BR> One... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 16:00:16 EST What's your weakness? Recognizing your weaknesses can help you on the road to making better decisions, and learning to give in occasionally to your weaknesses helps you not feel deprived. <BR> <BR> So what's your weakness? It may be a food, sleeping late and not getting up to exercise, etc. How do you overcome the temptation to not overdo it when you encounter your weakness? <BR> <BR> Mine is casseroles. I love love love creamy, cheesy, hot casseroles. I am southern after all! I can eat two big helpings of a ca... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:17:07 EST How do you get your 8 glasses a day? What is your trick to getting your water every day? <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 18:17:48 EST Hello Hello to everyone in Little Rock. I am new here and am looking for support on weight loss. I've never done this website before, but I have tried to lose weight numerous times! But, this year I have decided to stick with it. It's not a diet, but a new way of thinking. <BR> <BR> Here's to 2009! <BR> Beth Ann Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:06:12 EST Bye Bye Myspace... .....Hello Spark! I am so glad I found this site. I am excited to be a part of the team. Fri, 9 Jan 2009 21:35:16 EST Mini challeng --visual cues and reminders For a mini challenge, I would like to suggest members create a barrier to the visual cues that cause you to have a bump in the road. It may be as simple as a post it note on your computer to remind yourself to check in at spark, or setting a reminder on your outlook to pop up every hour to remind you to drink your water while you are at work at your desk , or using an application like myvirtualmodel or, printing the pictures and posting it on your fridge or bathroom mirror. <B... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 12:26:07 EST What positive choices did you make today? Every day is filled with the possibility of making choices. If you make one that's positive for your overall health, commend yourself here! <BR> <BR> This morning I had a protein shake instead of a bagel for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I cleaned out my bathroom closet (and threw away a garbage bag full of broken, unusable, or outdated stuff!). It is much easier to find what I need to get ready for work in the morning and I don't feel as hectic and lost when I need to use my hairbrush! <... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 08:37:46 EST Little Rock Marathon Are any "Sparkers" doing the Little Rock Marathon? <BR> Does anyone train with the LR Marathon training group? <BR> <BR> I am registered for the Marathon, it will be my 3rd full marathon. I am a walker. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 21:19:53 EST New to SparkPeople Hi, <BR> <BR> I am so happy to have found this website. I love the wholistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. <BR> I know as a human being I need support and encouragement and it is my hope that I can give that to you as well. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year, <BR> Courtney Fri, 2 Jan 2009 15:05:34 EST Ideas for goals in 2009 What are some goals that we can do as a group during the year to keep us all motivated? <BR> <BR> I suggest starting something small and doing that for one month, then adding another goal the next month (while keeping up with your original goal). There can be different levels of goals for those in the beginning stages and those that are more advanced. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:10:07 EST any excitment??? need a buddy hey guys, just found this group. I actually live about 30 minutes out of LR, in Carlisle, but go to school at UAMS. I am really really needing some work out buddies! I am very busy, and about the only time I have completly free is a few days a week during school hours. my schedule varies, so if anyone is interested let me know. i would definatly like to get with someone once or twice a week! <BR> <BR> a little about me, I am 26... err... I guess as of midnight last night I am 27 ekkkk... I... Thu, 25 Dec 2008 22:09:09 EST read any good books lately? I am a SERIOUS reader (300+ books a year). <BR> <BR> I am ALWAYS looking for a new and good book. <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> Any suggestions to pass back and forth amongst our team members? <BR> <BR> I am recommending, this week: <BR> Marley and Me - John Groban (about a <em>200</em> ) <BR> My Life with Geroge - Linda Summers (also about a <em>200</em> 0 <BR> The Sharper the Knife, the Less You Cry - Kathleen Flinn <BR> <BR> <BR> janet <em>200</em> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:14:15 EST We are now part of Spark America challenge!!!! Check it out you guys!!!! <BR> <BR> WWW.SPARKLITTLEROCK.COM !!!! <BR> <BR> WOOHOO!!!! <BR> <BR> Log your fitness minutes and it will help move us up in our ranking. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n_page.asp?city=Little_Rock </link> Wed, 3 Dec 2008 15:53:00 EST The dieter's night before Christmas Got this from another team: <BR> <BR> ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all round my hips <BR> Were shortbread cookies that sneaked past my lips. <BR> Fudge brownies were stored in the freezer with care <BR> In hopes that my thighs would forget they were there. <BR> <BR> While Mama in her girdle and I in chin straps <BR> Had just settled down to sugar-borne naps. <BR> When out in the pantry there arose such a clatter <BR> I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. <BR> <BR... Wed, 3 Dec 2008 12:57:58 EST What makes YOU smile? Me? <BR> <BR> well, today it is baby animals ... check out this link <BR> <BR> <link><BR>py-cam </link> Wed, 3 Dec 2008 01:05:56 EST What are you thankful for? Once again the Holiday season is upon us! It is a time for recognizing our many blessings that we have. What are you thankful for? <BR> <BR> I am thankful for: <BR> God and my family & friends! <BR> My church family! <BR> My job! <BR> Sparkpeople and my sparkfriends! <BR> The awesome weather! <BR> Consequences! <BR> <BR> Just to name a what are you thankful for? <BR> Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:56:35 EST Do you plan to walk on Thanksgiving? I think we are planning an evening walk across the Big Dam Bridge for the evening of Thanksgiving. A great way to make up for the meal I plan to eat at noon! :) Anyone else planning to try and walk or excercise after eating THursday? Mon, 24 Nov 2008 21:21:26 EST going to be MIA for a week or two I have a big deadline at work to get my book's final edits in before it heads off to the publisher. I have been in and out of spark the past week but not as often as I like. I'm still planning the Curves get together since it's after work. As far as posting and being involved as much as I'd like to. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a GREAT THANKSGIVING!!!! Even if it is painful, record your intake! <BR> <BR> -30x30 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:15:10 EST a SERIOUS thank you HUG I want to send a serious thank you <em>220</em> hug to all of those who wrote and gave me support in my final days of the 5 weeks that I spent in the hospital in Dallas. <BR> <BR> You welcomed this ex-pat (I now live in London, ON) Little Rocker with open arms and I cannot thank you ENOUGH. You are all angels. <em>43</em> <BR> ....both that PROVES you are from Little Rock! <BR> <BR> I look forward to being on this team SO all deserve and round of applause and a super-big hug.... Thu, 20 Nov 2008 00:44:40 EST Have a great holiday recipe? MISTYDARBY brought up a great point! We are quickly approaching the holiday season - how about a recipe swap? If you have a tried and true recipe please share it here with us! <BR> <BR> Maybe we can put our heads together and figure out a way to make our 'traditional' recipes a little healthier. <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:38:46 EST Happy Holidays from SparkPeople! Spark is holding daily giveaways for its members. There's information on their public blogs at <link><BR>iday_giveaway_win_fitness_dvd_prize_packs </link> <BR> Just a heads up! Good luck if you enter and let us know if you do! <BR> <BR> -30x30 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:07:22 EST This is SCARY I am watching A&E and they stated that 2 million americans (which would equal to 20,000 Canadians) weigh OVER 550 lbs. <BR> <BR> Why do I feel like I will be in that club someday? Mon, 17 Nov 2008 00:16:04 EST Keep it up through the weekend~ This week has been hectic trying to keep up with my work and my deadline! I am just looking at the weekend to crash and relax. but I look around and there is a full yard of leaves that need to be raked! And a house that needs to be cleaned! And a dog that needs to be bathed! <BR> <BR> All of those activities will keep me going, but in reality, i want nothing more than to wrap up in a blanket on the couch with a book and hot tea! <BR> <BR> but I will make an effort to do something in the we... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 20:38:04 EST Is anyone watching the Biggest Loser? Okay - I totally love the biggest loser but my son plays football so I missed half of the season. <BR> <BR> Last night I watched as most people were so hateful to Phil and it really upset his wife. Does anyone know what happened? What caused that much turmoil? <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> Wed, 12 Nov 2008 12:46:18 EST Hi there .... I am hoping that y'all will let me in .. I was born in Little Rock <em>30</em> but don't live there any more. <em>39</em> . <BR> <BR> I am currently living in London, Ontario, I am ADDICTED TO barbeque (mine is the best I can find in town) and always feel a pull to go back to LR. <BR> AND EAT. <BR> <BR> janet Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:32:20 EST Like Sparkpoints? Check out brain games... Sparkpeople has come out with yet another way for us to earn sparkpoints by bettering ourselves. Check out this link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ames.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you tried these yet? Tell us what you think. <BR> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 22:34:27 EST How do I introduce myself to the team? <em>227</em> Please do not reply to this thread <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Introducing yourself to the team is simple! <BR> #1 Click on the forum heading "Introduce yourself to team" <BR> #2 Click on the "create a new topic" button. <BR> #3 Make up your own topic heading <BR> #4 Click in the message box and type your introduction. <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople has made it so easy for us. You can use a spell check button when you are done typing; click on the "add a link" button to add a clickable ... Sat, 8 Nov 2008 18:02:02 EST Let's go to Curves!! REDCAT4 has made it possible for us to get together and workout at Curves. The exercise circuit only takes about 30 minutes and they will show us how to work the machines!! There will be no charge for our visit but I will need to let REDCAT4 know you are coming. <BR> <BR> Time: 5:30 <BR> Date: December 3, 2008 <BR> Place: Curves Downtown <BR> 309 W. Capitol Avenue <BR> Little Rock, AR. 72201 <BR> <BR> What to wear and a small description of what we will be doing: <BR... Fri, 7 Nov 2008 12:58:37 EST Hello, hello I am a 42 yr old mother of 3, married and a nursing student. I gained 40lbs after I quit smoking in March of this year. It only took 8 months!! I am here to drop the weight but most of all I want to start and maintain a healthier life style for myself and my family. Look forward to getting to know everyone. Gotta go iron my scrubs. Fri, 7 Nov 2008 10:16:40 EST Spark People flyers with LRsparkers promotion I made up an 8.5x11 flyer with information linking to the Little Rock team site. If anyone is interested, please let me know and I'll email you one. It is a PDF. <BR> <BR> Here is a sneak peak of what it looks like. It is based on the flyer SP provides already, but just added on the info at the bottom. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ertFamily/sparkflyer.jpg </link> Fri, 7 Nov 2008 10:08:31 EST Little Rock Marathon 3-15-2009 <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The Little Rock Marathon is coming up in a few months! <BR> <BR> I'm personally doing the 5K fun run/walk. i hope to be able to run some of it if not all of it! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>entsRaceInfo/5K.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone else going to do the 5K? If you do, maybe we can meet up before hand at the start and at the end to motivate and congratulate each other. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Nov 2008 09:59:40 EST There's a new sheriff in town..... Howdy pard'ners! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is feeling 'sparky' today! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to make a very special announcement that THIRTYBYTHIRTY has been kind enough to come aboard and help to lead the Little Rock Sparkers to become BIG LOSERS!! <BR> <BR> Please stop by her page and show her some love!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 6 Nov 2008 12:54:13 EST New Community Enhancements on Sparkpeople Message from Sparkcoach Jen: <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to let you know about some new Community enhancements that launched yesterday. <BR> <BR> Each week we will give members a new (optional) topic to blog about. This will be featured on the main Community page, and the topic will also go out each week in the Weekly Spark. We hope this helps members find topics to blog about, and also want to encourage people to discuss each other's blogs. There is also an "I liked this" ... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 12:48:52 EST Chain Mail Just passing on information about sending chain mail through the sparkmail system, as comments on peoples pages or on threads. Now with that being said - If you want to post a "getting to know you thread" on our team - that is okay. <BR> <BR> To my knowledge this hasn't been a problem on our team and I applaud you for that - I was just passing along the information as I was asked to do. <BR> <BR> -Renee <BR> <BR> SPARK_COACH_JEN <BR> Posts: 36739 <BR> 11/4/08 1:11 P <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR... Wed, 5 Nov 2008 12:49:51 EST November chit chat Happy November everyone! <BR> <BR> Isn't our weather awesome right now! I hope everyone was able to survive the halloween candy better than I was...I have made myself sick with it! LOL <BR> <BR> REDCAT4 is working on planning our next get together and she will be getting back with me for more info on that this week. Please let me know if anyone else would like to plan one. The more we get together the more we can hold each other accountable to our goals and in the process pick up some great... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 12:54:56 EST New to the group Hello. I am misty, 26 yrs old, a newlywed from Little Rock. I have joined the group to meet people that are close, and hopefully through group activitys and so on become more motivated on a daily bases rather than my every other week motivation I seem to have. I am a member of Powehouse gym in Little Rock so if anyone needs some extra support there I am here. I do the circuit room work out 30 mins (The same routine they do on that Dr Fatbuster Channel 7 news) and try and follow it up with 30 ... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 18:03:50 EST looking for a buddy! Hello! I'm not new to spark people, but I have a new account and screen name to reflect my new goals. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a workout buddy that can help encourage and motivate me to show up and help each other achieve our goals. I work out at 10 fitness on Cantrell road in the evenings. My window of opportunity is from about 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. I have a full time day job and a family, so this is the only time I have available. We usually eat dinner around 5:30 after everyone gets home. ... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 09:39:02 EST hey y'all Well, I'm not new to Sparkpeople, but I am new to groups. I was browsing through looking for fellow Arkansans and discovered this group! <BR> <BR> My name is Mel, I'm a writer, and I spend the majority of my time on my butt in front of my computer. My first book comes out next fall, plus I turn 40 next spring, so I have two external goals pushing me to lose weight. I want to be healthy and happy for my book launch party and I want to usher in 40 like it's the new 20. :) <BR> <BR> Anyone liv... Wed, 8 Oct 2008 12:00:34 EST October chit chat YIPPEE - It's fall....the weather is so beautiful! Arkansas is a great state to live in this time of year. <BR> <BR> Is anyone signed up to do the race for the cure? I will be there and I'm very excited about it - this will be my first time to walk in it for many years. <BR> <BR> Is anyone interested in planning a get-together? With the weather so nice it would be a good time to go over and take a walk at the Big Dam Bridge or some other area where we can see the beautiful fall colors. <BR... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 12:12:58 EST Where are you? Hello Little Rock Sparkers.... <BR> <BR> How is everyone? How are you doing on your program? What have you been up too? <BR> <BR> <BR> My program is at a stand still....I still try to keep my calories at or below level it is the fitness area that I need to work harder on. I am proud to say that today we got out and did some yard work so I am feeling good about that! <BR> <BR> How about you? Sat, 27 Sep 2008 14:49:02 EST Alternate way to receive inner peace? Dr. Phil(?) proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started....... <BR> <BR> So I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished; and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonay , a bole of Baileys, a butle of Kehuha, a pockage of biscuits , the mainder of bot Prozic and Valum scriptins, the res of the Chesescke, some saltins an a bax a cholates.. <BR> <BR> Yu haf no idr who g... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:55:44 EST Win a free Bender Ball & DVD Dailyspark - the new daily blog that sparkpeople offers - is giving away a free Bender Ball & DVD. <BR> <BR> All you have to do is click on the link for more info: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lyspark_giveaway_win_the_bender_ball </link> <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK!! <BR> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 12:45:08 EST September Daily Chit Chat Happy September everyone...can you believe September is already here? <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a safe Labor Day holiday. Looks like it will be a week full of rain courtesy of Gustav. <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 00:08:23 EST When you just need to feel good..... Click here: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:19:16 EST I try to pass along new information and is a new blog by sparkpeople to help promote healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Below is a link to the article for more information. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1173 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Here is a link to the site: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:34:17 EST videos Has anyone used the SP exercise videos on their computer? I tried one the other day and liked it. Though I can't get the cardio bootcamp ones to play on here. Sun, 17 Aug 2008 18:42:48 EST SP Fitness Videos Does anyone use them? I did my first strength workout using the videos here and liked it. Unfortunately, I wanted to try the cardio bootcamp ones, but they won't load up on my computer. grrrr Sat, 16 Aug 2008 10:09:00 EST Shocking! lol This week I have dedicated to really being truthful and logging my eating. Well... I looked up my favorite salad (at Zaxby's) as I was considering eating there for lunch today. My word! I figured it would be about 700 calories, but in actuality, it's 932, and LOADED in fat. I thought about it, but chose my piddly WW frozen dinner instead. : ) Yay me! Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:38:25 EST What is your motivation? What motivates you to do your fitness? <BR> <BR> When you lose your motivation how do you get it back? <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:24:53 EST Olympics Did anyone else stay up late to watch the mens' team in gymnastics? Go USA! That was inspirational. : ) Tue, 12 Aug 2008 01:08:12 EST taking advantage! Hopefully it won't really rain today, just look like it! I think I am going to take the girl to the zoo this afternoon. I think with the cloud cover it should keep the crowds away.... We can just bring our umbrellas. : ) Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:24:22 EST tracking? We are leaving for a vacation tomorrow and will be gone until Friday. I am actually stressed that I won't be able to access the Spark! Can you post diet/exercise later? I will be out of luck on the wheel and articles I'm sure. HELP! Sat, 9 Aug 2008 14:40:05 EST Saturday run location Per Hobbit (Little Rock marathon walking coach): <BR> <BR> This Saturday we will be meeting at 6am in The Arts Center parking lot. The scheduled distance is 6 miles, if you need another distance please let us know. (I can get you contact info-Regina) From I-630, take the Main Street exit, headed north towards downtown-turn right on 10th street-will deadend into the parking lot. <BR> <BR> FOR NEWBIES: <BR> Our first training meeting of the year will be 08/14/08 (Thursday) at the Adult Lei... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 08:32:41 EST How often do you weigh? I've been weighing weekly (on Fridays), but it seems like there are more "slots" available than a weekly weigh-in. How often do you post your weight? Wed, 6 Aug 2008 18:33:13 EST You can change the order of teams on your page! A new feature on spark!! <BR> <BR> You can now change the order of your teams. This will effect what teams are shown on your start page and then the order when viewing your teams on the main SparkTeams tab and when others view your teams on your SparkPage. <BR> <BR> Just passing the info on... <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2008 15:16:33 EST August chit chat Hello fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> How is everyone? It is the start of a new month so let's make it a GREAT one! <BR> <BR> What's everyone up to? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>84</em> <em>213</em> <em>84</em> <em>213</em> <em>84</em> <em>213</em> <em>84</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2008 10:57:26 EST Do you ever visit the Rivermarket downtown? I just got back from a week in Paducah, KY and although it has a very nice downtown area, I do not think it compares to our Farmmer's market and downtown area on a Saturday morning. I hear it is a real happenin place on Friday night too! Does anyone else spend much time there? Wed, 30 Jul 2008 21:17:00 EST New tool on spark I have copied and pasted this post from one of the Resident Experts (Dave) here on spark. Just wanted to pass this info on to you all: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> We launched a new tool/link on our Fitness Resource Center where you can enter your zip code and to find gyms near you that offer a free pass. To use the finder: <BR> - Click on Healthy Lifestyle, then Fitness <BR> - Look at the end of the center column on the page for the "Find a Gym" section <BR> - Enter your zip code an... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:31:27 EST Hi! I just joined your group I heard about this group from Renee and thought I would check it out. Everything looks pretty simple, not too much extra time involved! I am looking forward to meeting people in my area. I am not very good about tracking my stuff but will try harder. I am 31 and have 2 boys Taylor 10 & Alex 5 and live in the Sardis area. I have been married since 1996, wow thats a long time! Check out my page and you can see them! Tue, 29 Jul 2008 17:28:38 EST July daily chit chat <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> In an effort to get us chatting more as a team I thought I would try opening a forum for daily chatter. Stop by and let the team know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2008 23:37:22 EST What's your crazy story? Okay so tonight we went out for our bike ride around the neighborhood. We took a little different route just to change it up a bit - while riding down one of the roads there was the littlest, cutest baby bird in the middle of the street so we stopped to help it. <BR> <BR> Knowing that we could not touch the bird and get our scent on it the kids were trying to coax the bird to the side of the street - the baby bird started flapping it's wings like it wanted to fly and low and behold if that b... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:30:16 EST Greetings from Conway Hi, I am new on this site. I am a mom of 5 kids, and I am 35 and severely overweight. My goal is to lose 108 pounds over the next 16 months. I'm gonna need a lot of support to do this. I hope this is the right team for that! Sat, 19 Jul 2008 23:59:04 EST Today I exceeded one of my goals! A while back I set a goal for myself to be able to ride the 12 mile trail down by the river. I figured that goal was weeks maybe even months away - but today not only did I achieve this goal - I exceeded this goal. <BR> <BR> Please visit my blog to read the full story: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=YOOHOORENEE </link> <BR> <BR> Hope you all are having a GREAT weekend! <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 19 Jul 2008 17:39:56 EST A newbie Hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 41 year old with a wonderful husband, recently named the "bicycle repairman" in my neighborhood, and have two great kids. I started my weight loss journey back in October of 2006 and at my highest lost 52 pounds but have gained 10 of that back. I am determined not to continue on that ride. I still have about 20 pounds I need to lose to be considered a healthy weight and need some encouragement. I may not be able to get on everyday/night... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 06:48:26 EST Weekend Challenge beginning July 18th How about we start our challenges out with an easy one. <BR> <BR> For the challenge this weekend let's be mindful of everything we do. Not only should we watch what we are eating and do our cardio but let's also work on our mind and our soul. <BR> <BR> If you start to stray from your goals - think what is causing it to happen and how can you stop it from happening in the future. <BR> <BR> Then - if you are ready - come and share with us how your weekend went or is going if you have time t... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 23:51:32 EST Do you grow your own garden? My husband and I have been growing our own vegetables out at the county farm for years (about 15 to be exact) We love the fresh tomatoes, suash, peas. etc. Does anyone else grow your own? Do you ever visit the Farmer's Market downtown on Saturdays? Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:52:05 EST Need support? Have motivation? Wanna get together? Are you in a slump and in need of support? Has your weight loss come to a halt? If you need support please don't be shy - post and let us know. We are here to help each other. You don't even have to say why - just let us know you need support and we will be there! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> I know there are plenty of motivational quotes on this site. Did you read one today that made you smile? Do you know a great tool for motivation? Share it with us here in this forum! <em>104</em> <BR> <B... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 21:28:17 EST We need a challege! How about a challenge to finish out the month of July? <BR> <BR> Let's brainstorm and see what we can come up with. It can be a weekly challege or one that will end on the last day of this month. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Mon, 14 Jul 2008 23:27:31 EST NEW TEAM GOALS! We now have team goals set. We can add up to five but I figured since this is our first month to set goals we should start small. <BR> <BR> At least 20 minutes of cardio 3 days per week and drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> <BR> These goals should be pretty easy to maintain on your 'track other goals' page or you can track them from our page. To log that you have completed your cardio you just have to put a check in the box and the water is automatically logged from your nutrition page. <... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 23:09:24 EST Welcome to Little Rock Sparkers **PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS INFORMATION POST** <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> & <em>235</em> ! <BR> <BR> We are so glad you are here! Please take a few moments to become familiar with our page. On our page you will find different forums. Each forum serves it's own purpose. For example this 'Welcome' topic is posted under the General Team Discussion Forum. Another forum you will find on our page is the "Introduce yourself forum" please be sure to go to that forum and you can create a new topic ... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 22:55:32 EST Group Icon How about a picture of the Capitol building? Or the Big Dam Bridge? Or the downtown skyline? <BR> <BR> Here's a GREAT capitol building photo: <BR> <link><BR>354952 </link> <BR> <BR> A cool one of the BDB: <BR> <link><BR>os/405161716/ </link> <BR> <BR> A few nice ones of the skyline downtown: <BR> <link><BR>le_rock_skyline.jpg </link> <BR> <link> Sun, 13 Jul 2008 23:00:35 EST Just Joined! Any horse owners/lovers? Hello everyone! I live in Little Rock and I am tired of being fat! lol So, I decided to join this web site to see if it would help me stay on track. I am 29 and need to lose 75-100 lbs over the next 18-24 months. My daughter is starting out the same way I did (she's 9), so I'd like her to get more active and healthy as well. We eat decently, we just don't "do" enough. We're looking at buying a house with some property in the Lawson/Colonel Glen area so we can have our horses in our back... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 22:38:37 EST Where do you go when it rains? We have been walking across the Big Dam Bridge to get our excercise. (We even crossed it when it was in the teens outside) The biggest challenge is what to do when it rains. We have crossed it in the rain, but just out of curiosity....where do you go walk when it its rainy outside? Sun, 13 Jul 2008 11:21:41 EST What is up with this weather? Not that I am complaining, but when is the last time anyone has seen this much rain in mid-July? My garden is loving it! Evenings are cool and comfortable....what's up? Thu, 10 Jul 2008 20:41:42 EST I am not new to sparkpeople, but new to team! Hi, I am new to the team. You will usually find me hanging out at beachbody message boards. I just found this team today. I am still trying to learn the ropes on how this particular forum works. <BR> <BR> I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling, 42 year old mom of three kids ages 17, 16, and 11. I have been married for 18 years. I started my weight loss journey February '07. I have been using the beachbody products in the privacy of my bedroom. I just can't afford the fees to belong to a gym. I ... Fri, 4 Jul 2008 15:24:27 EST Big Dam Bridge So this bridge was built almost two years ago and I have never been so I am trying to rustle up the courage to go this weekend!! <BR> <BR> I am wondering if any of ya'll have been yet and what you thought about it. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 20 Jun 2008 12:24:56 EST New to site I'm from Sherwood, been here for a number of years. Retired bookkeeper, now I do crafts. Married with children and grandchildren. Glad to see so many on this team, but you sure are a quite bunch. Glad to find you, this seems like a great program. Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:06:30 EST new too I'm not from Little Rock but live in Arkansas (45miles west of Hot Springs) I just happened to see this group and thought wow!!! someplace close!!! So I joined. I'm retired teacher (due to disabilities) and am tired of being overweight and not able to do what I once could. Hugs. BarbArk(the Ark is for Arkansas) <em>246</em> Thu, 1 May 2008 17:56:55 EST Newbie from Benton! Hello! I've only been on Sparkpeople for about a week now, although my husband and I joined several years ago, but weren't that involved - just used some of the nutrition plans and recipes. I'm really going to try to be more serious about it this time, though. After our second child turned one, and I am weighing about as much as I did when I was 9 MONTHS PREGNANT with the first one, I decided something had to give! <em>30</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:30:26 EST New to Board... Hello I'm new here...I am trying to lose weight for my wedding and keep it off..within the last few years I have gained about 35 pds my heavies weight was about 180 I am now 170 and would like to get down to about 145-150...I joined a gym about 1 year ago..but have not been going as much as I should...hopefully with the support of this site, I will do better....good luck to all... Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:33:46 EST Lady of America? Anyone here go to Lady of America or had experience with them? I am going to try them out to see how I like it and wanted to see if anyone else had experience with them. Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:49:27 EST Yep. A Little Rock Newbee has joined the team! Hi, Everyone! It's comforting to know I'm so near to others in what I thought was cyberspace lonliness! This team has grounded my feet and given me new purpose. Good luck to each of you in reaching your weight goals and God bless you all. - pausefor4paws Sun, 30 Mar 2008 23:16:21 EST Another Newbie Just started today and looking forward to all the support and advice! Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:36:57 EST