SparkPeople SparkDenver- the Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Denver Metro area. Welcome! SparkPeople SparkDenver- the Official Team Team Messageboard New to SparkDenver - using SparkPeople again Hello, <BR> <BR> I just got back on SparkPeople after not using it for a time. <BR> <BR> My name is Carrie. I am 46 years old. I am the mother of a 16 year old and a 15 year old. They are actually 1 year and 4 months apart in age. <BR> <BR> I originally was on SparkPeople back in 2006. <BR> <BR> I recently got a Garmin vivoactiv HR and a Huffy Cruiser Bicycle. I've been working on slowly getting back into shape to be able to ride longer distances and not worry about hills when out rid... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:38:33 EST Riverfront Athletic Club/Glasshouse Is there anyone on here who goes to the Riverfront Athletic Club (it's in the Glasshouse apartment building across from Commons Park in LoDo)? I have a membership included in my homeowner's association fees and have recently started using the gym for strength and running (when it's cold outside). <BR> <BR> I'd love to meet up with someone and be gym buddies on a schedule. I miss the accountability I had years ago when I was working out with others. <BR> <BR> Anyone out there use this gym?... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 11:49:45 EST Happy New Year! Anybody there? Such a moribund team! Does anyone want to be involved in planning some things to DO to create a better team? Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:36:18 EST Walk & Talk - Sunday, Nov. 13 Due to financial circumstances, I'm a bit limited in what I can do or where I can get to, but I wanted to check if anyone would have interest in meeting me for a Walk &amp; Talk at 10 am on Sunday, November 13 at Rosedale Park (located at S Logan St and E Harvard Ave). We'd take a turn or two around the park while we chat. Hope some of y'all would like to come. <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Thu, 3 Nov 2016 13:07:47 EST Greetings from Lakewood Hello from Lakewood, CO. I am ready to get serious and get this weight off once and for all. I am looking for friendship, support and accountability, as well. Looking forward to interacting with this group. God bless. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:35:49 EST Tell Me Whatcha Want, Whatcha Really Really Want! Hello all! If anyone here is still active from a few years ago, you'll likely remember that I was a very active team leader for awhile. For a variety of reasons, I haven't even logged onto the site in a couple of years. To those who looked to me for leadership, I apologize for the long absence. <BR> <BR> I'd like to see if we can't get the team reactive, if possible. So if you're interested in doing anything as a team - a walk and talk, a group outing, whatever, please let me know! Tell... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:38:21 EST how many of you have Fibromyalgia? I am curious how many of you have it, and how or what exercising are you doing. I have fought hard to be pharma free but movement is a huge obstacle for me. I went from bedridden to working a full 40 week and i do stretches but im not doing near enough to be considered active by other standards. Also I am constantly in trouble for not eating enough and shutting my system down. anyone else in this boat? <BR> <em>15</em> Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:40:48 EST New to Spark People Hi everyone, my name is Becky, I am 44 years old in a few days so pretty much I am 44. I am really pumped to be on the right track to losing weight. I started really becoming serious about losing weight about three years ago, I got a gym membership and started cutting out the bad food. Then I plateau and the start of the new school year 2015 I just stopped going to the gym. I was discouraged. The good news is I didn't gain back what I had lost which was only about 10 pounds after working out ... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:48:04 EST Hello from Lakewood Hi. I'm Kara and I'm from Lakewood, CO. I am a single mom to 3 amazing, grown children and now focusing on taking care of myself. I just turned 48 on New Years Eve, but I want to be healthy and in shape by the time I reach 50. I work overnights and struggle to keep things balanced, but I'm looking forward to interacting with everyone and making new friends. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 06:47:46 EST Need Advice, Adulting & eating I haven't really been on Spark people that long and I am trying to restart my journey again. <BR> <BR> My problem is that I have a sort of labor intensive job and I tend not to eat at work. I just get into my work and then I feel like I can't stop and eat. I'll take breaks but for the most part I don't eat while at work. I've been taking the sugar out of stuff that I do eat like eating plain cheerios instead of captin Crunch and not putting sugar in my tea, replacing something with somethin... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 02:41:19 EST Best Brunch in Denver? I need recommendations for a great brunch place in Denver. I want to take my mother-in-law to brunch for Mother's Day. Preferably somewhere that has will serve bloody marys or mimosas, takes reservations, and would be okay to take a kid. We are up north in Westminster, but don't mind heading out of our "bubble" for great food. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:10:34 EST Colorado Bucket List I am going to be moving back to the Pacific NW this summer, and I started thinking of all of the "Colorado" things I haven't done in the 11 years I've lived in this beautiful city. So I'm creating my Colorado Bucket List before I go. What are the top 3 things that you think everyone should experience in Colorado? Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:58:19 EST Bubble Run 5k and Black Light 5k Hey All, <BR> <BR> I just signed up to do the Bubble Run, it's on July 18th. I was wondering if anyone else is planning to do this 5k. I'm also considering signing up for the Black Light 5k which happens the following weekend but haven't committed to it since I don't know anyone else that is going yet. <BR> <BR> I'd love some buddies for one or both of these if anyone is interested. Also today 2/4/15 is the last day to sign up at the early bird price of $20. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 13:01:44 EST Westminster Free Fitness Week For those of you in the Westminster or Hyland Hills Rec District, the Westminster Rec Center is offering a free fitness week January 1-7. They are having free classes on January 1st and offering free admission to their fitness facilities all week. Just visit <link><BR>tness.aspx </link> for more info. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:23:43 EST New to Denver Hi, I'm Plibby! <BR> <BR> I arrived in Denver just 2 weeks ago. My husband and I are considering moving here permanently, so we are living in hotels in Denver for the first couple of months while we figure out which neighborhood is the best fit for us. First was downtown, now Tech Center. Next week I will be in Cherry Creek, then Westminster and Lakewood after that. I am enjoying Denver so far. Hopefully I will get used to the dryness, and will overcome the lightheadedness when I stand up... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:22:35 EST Hello I am a returning member to Spark People. I have been away for a long time, and my weight and my health in general have been going in the wrong direction. I need to get going in the right direction, but I get derailed by my responsibilities at my job and at home. I've never been active on the team forums, but going alone has not been working, so I'm planning on doing things differently this time. Looking forward to getting, and being able to give some support. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:18:36 EST The Great Pumpkin Haul I just signed up for this 2-mile run/obstacle course. The catch? You must haul around a pumpkin for the whole thing! Seemed entertaining enough, so I signed up. <BR> <BR> Details are at <BR> <BR> Date is October 19, 2014. <BR> <BR> Hope to see some folks there! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:38:07 EST New Spark Team I created a team for members of the Bountiful Baskets Food Co-Op. I know we have some basketeers in Colorado, so I hope you will join the community! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:58:31 EST GRANDMAISDOINIT's SparkPage Hi my name is Cindy and I am new to you all. I have a 135+ to lose. I am looking forward getting to know you. I am already encouraged by you. Hope to hear from you soon! Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:59:36 EST Lodo/Rhino workout buddy Hello all! <BR> I am need need of a little motivation and workout buddy in the Lodo/Rhino area. Please let know know if you are interested and would like to join me. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jessica Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:09:35 EST Determined! Hi I am a 45 year old Christian and am disabled by a very bad back (two herniated disks and a "broken" vertebra) . I weigh 337 lbs. I want to lose the extra 200 lbs by my 50th birthday or hopefully sooner! I want health for real. I consider this a life journey and not a fad diet. I joined SparkPeople on the recommendation of my pain management P.A. and am finding it helpful and encouraging although I have just begun to take full advantage of it. <BR> I have struggled with my weight my whole ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:56 EST Horrible Weather Workout Options Snow. In May. Seriously? <BR> <BR> Did anyone do anything creative this weekend to work out? I'd just gotten used to working out in nature (walks with the pups, gardening, etc.) and now I'm back in the gym for the time being. <BR> <BR> Sigh... <BR> <BR> So I'm looking for something creative I can do other than going to the gym. <BR> <BR> I'm open to ideas! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday!!! Mon, 12 May 2014 13:21:10 EST Aha Moment Morning! <BR> <BR> So, I just read The Spark and it stressed the importance of being active in a group and finding that accountability and support. Here goes nothin'... <BR> <BR> I was sitting around the Easter dinner table with all of my in-laws yesterday. This included my husband's parents, grandparents, sister, and sister's husband. I realized that I was the only one scarfing the pre-meal appetizers. I was the only one that kept grabbing "just one more" deviled egg. I was the fat one at ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:25:40 EST Hiking and or Red rocks work out I would love to do some group hiking and workouts at Red Rocks. <BR> Anyone want to help me organize something? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:20:57 EST Starting to Loose Hello, <BR> My name is Myra. I started here at Sparkpeople weighing anywhere from 200-215. I am now at 197 but had got down to 192.4 but a friend from out of town came. She was here only 6 days but I went out to eat three times. It would have been four but luckily I had homework do that first day. All this week, I have been exercising almost daily. I want to do at least one more exercise today to get complete the week. I am also a part of this other thing only in Colorado called Weigh and Win... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:47:43 EST Manitou Springs Stairs! This is on my goal list for this spring/summer. <BR> Has anyone done it? Any tips? Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:36:15 EST Hello, HI just wanted to introduce myself, I am a single mom who in the last year I had a car accident, surgery, and a diagnose of PCOS and with all that a gain of 100 lbs, so here I am trying to lose it and maybe a little more. I find that with PCOS it is harder than it ever was in the past but the butt will go away, lol. Other then that I enjoy reading and photography, and golf with my son. <em>20</em> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 00:40:18 EST Hello Hi everyone, my name is Kim and today I joined Spark People. I am really looking forward to meeting new people and embarking on this new and exciting journey to lose weight ( I have a very long journey ahead of me) and hope this will work!! Sun, 23 Feb 2014 19:46:18 EST Food Co-Op <link>www.bountifulbASKETS.ORG </link> <BR> <BR> This is a great food co-op that I volunteer for. The variety and quality of the produce is great, and you really cannot beat the value. <BR> <BR> I volunteer at the Glendale location almost every pick up week, so if you decide to try it and that is your location, let me know so we can say hi! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:31:39 EST Transiti n...Take Two. Hi there! My name is Linda. I've lived in Denver for most of my life & LOVE Colorado, but my husband & I are looking to get out of the city & buy a home w/a little property around it, ya know? A forever home, where we can live out our days... <em>246</em> But, for now, I'm trying to 'transition' from Weight Watchers to Spark People. I tried to a few months ago & became discouraged because of the recipe transfer vs.time issue. I stuck with WW. I lost 55 pounds last year (yay, me!), and woul... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:07:23 EST BRONCO MADNESS. ..PEYTON MANNING...HURRY HURRY! I must post my excitement about our Denver Broncos going to the Superbowl this year! <BR> WHOOO HOOO! <BR> <BR> Who else has Bronco Madness Fever???? <BR> "Omaha....Omaha!!!" <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> Now to strategize like Peyton Manning with my goals and meal planning, exercise and to demonstrate a real sense of ownership with success~! <BR> <em>9</em> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:30:52 EST Good to Be Home Hello my fellow Denver people! My name is Heather and I am 37 years old. I am a happily married stay-at-home mom and we have three kids, 2 boys ages 8 and 4, and our daughter is a year and a half. I grew up in Colorado and have lived in Phoenix for the last 9 years. I decided to come back home in July of 2013. I am so ready to lose the weight that I have kept since having my last child and I just want to feel better and be healthier. I really want to be able to keep up with my kiddos better. ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:19:17 EST Hi there.. I am Jenny, and I live in Lakewood. I have stayed between 195-205 lbs for 2 years. I am trying to lose 18.5 lbs just to start and then go on from there. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:20:33 EST Biggest Loser Off-Road Challenge - May 3, 2014 Have you dreamed of doing a mud run or obstacle course race? Do you want to challenge yourself to do something you've never done before? Do you want to be a part of an incredible community of strangers? Well, here's your chance: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>CO-OffRoad-2014 </link> <BR> <BR> This is an incredible race with lots of challenges built by Spartan Races. <link> </link> The great thing is doing it through the Biggest Loser ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:45:50 EST Hello My name is Bethany and I live in metro Denver. This year i'm trying to work on my confidence, health, and future. I'm a little scared , but I know I have to take steps to change. A couple years ago I lost almost 80 pounds,but did it very unhealthily and became obsessive and highly underweight. I gained about 50 pounds of it back and have lost a lot of confidence. I hope I can do this and be healthy. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:40:48 EST Fight for Air Climb Sunday, February 23, 2014 is the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb at Republic Plaza. This is a climb up I-can't-remember-how-many stories benefitting the American Lung Association. <BR> <BR> The registration fee is $35, and each participant must collect an additional $100 in pledges prior to the event day in order to climb. <BR> <BR> For more info, go here: <link><BR>-climb-fy14/ </link> <BR> <BR> We could form a team, if folks were in... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 18:48:24 EST NEW Year, NEW You Challenge Hey Denver Sparkies!!! Join us for the NEW Year, NEW You Challenge! The challenge: <BR> <BR> N - nutrition <BR> E - exercise <BR> W - water <BR> <BR> Set a goal for yourself for each category... Then post here to tell us what your goals will be and check in weekly (or so) to let us know how you're doing! <BR> <BR> So, who's in??? Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:49:28 EST 2014 is MY YEAR! Back again. <BR> Need to drop 20 then start building muscle. <BR> Working my dream job running a martial arts school so I need to get back in shape. <BR> Have to set the example, and lead! Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:52:29 EST I'm baaaaack! After a MUCH-longer-than-anticipated hiatus from the site, I am finally back! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone did well in my absence! I've missed you all but hopefully got a little better perspective on my healthy lifestyle goals in my time away. I'm hoping to start the new year out with a lot more enthusiasm than I had 3 months ago! <BR> <BR> Let's get back to it now! <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:44:47 EST Ugly Sweater Run Dec. 21!!<BR>ver-colorado/ <BR> <BR> Let's do it!!! My friend Jenni will be in town for the weekend from NE, and my normal 5K buddies are booked up for the holiday. There's a $5 discount if we have a four person team, and prices go up tomorrow (Saturday the 7th). I need the discount to help pay for the greatest filthy christmas sweater ever!!!!! Only a shame the sweater I want is so workplace inappropriate or I would DEFINITELY win our annual workplace trophy... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 18:04:16 EST Gremlins Gigi Hello, <BR> My name is Eva. I am new to this site. I am not sure what exactly to do here. <BR> A little about me: I am a widow. I lost my husband 3 yrs ago to cancer. I made a decision at that time to get healthy as I am also a grandmother of two adorable Gremlins. That is what I call them because they are cute to look at but hell on wheels. Anyway I want to be here to see them grow up and do whatever life is going to have them do! Sat, 2 Nov 2013 08:42:49 EST Hello There Hi! I've been on SP for a while now and I've been a member of the Thornton Sparkers team since I live in Thornton. I'm looking for a team that is a little more active on the message boards so I joined SparkDenver today. I love to use my elliptical, play Just Dance on my Wii and take family walks in the parks near my house. I've lost about 25 pounds so far and hoping to lose another 25-30 pounds. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:01:36 EST Im Here! Moved to Littleton 2 months ago and have ventured out a little bit but am still in the adjusting and meeting new people stage. I lived in the same place for all my life and thats 450 miles away! I would love to meet some new friends and would like to get back on track! I gained almost 20 lbs moving here lots of emotional eating and I realllly want to get back to feeling good and not turn to food as my only friend! <em>15</em> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:43:33 EST Pumpkin Pie 5K <link><BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> I think this looks like fun, and the registration feel is really reasonable- $25. Plus, you get a piece of pie at the end of the race. <BR> <BR> Wanted to put this out there in case other people in the Denver area might be interested. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:16:33 EST Hiatus Hello all! I will be taking a brief hiatus from SP. Please see my blog here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480670 </link> <BR> <BR> I will definitely be back! I don't foresee being gone for months or anything. I just need a little time to re-center myself! So please keep working hard in my absence. Hope you all have great success! <BR> <BR> Until I return, <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 14:10:45 EST September Consistency Challenge Many of us get busy as the season changes, but we need to keep our healthy lifestyle a priority and for a lot of us that means continuing to track despite our busy lives. So this month, we challenge you to consistently track your food and activity every day, from the day you accept this challenge until the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Check in initially to let us know what date you accepted the challenge and then weekly or at the end of the month to let us know how you did. Good luck to eve... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 12:56:34 EST Work out in Lakewood Anybody interested in working out in Lakewood...24 hour fitness, the park, walking, biking, etc. It will be a slow start as I have a ways to go before I am in shape. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:41:01 EST Get Movin' Challenge Thought this would be good for everyone here to know about because we can definitely help this! <BR> <BR> LiveWell Colorado brings you the Colorado Get Movin' Challenge to kick-start a healthier lifestyle and prove that Colorado is the most active state in the nation! Sign up now, then log 30 minutes of daily activity from August 1st to 30th. Your participation counts (and will be rewarded), whether you do all 30 days or a few. <BR> <BR> Supported by the State of Colorado and Kaiser Permane... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 21:56:08 EST #backontrack August Challenge As the summer is winding down and for some school is starting again, it's a good time to recommit to our healthy lifestyle habits. The SparkPeople Blog has issued a consistency challenge: <link><BR>st=back_on_track_a_consistency_challen<BR>ge_for_august </link> And we were already talking about getting "Back to Basics" for the August challenge. So why not combine the two? <BR> <BR> So here's what you need to do: <BR> <BR> 1 - Pinpoint the aspects of y... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:41:46 EST Hi there! Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Suse and I live in the Denver Metro area. I have been worrying about my weight, starting a new diet everyday, or talking about losing weight...everyday for the last 20 years. It has been exhausting and it feels like it has been such a waste of time. I have gained and lost the same 50 pounds about 6 times and it is so frustrating. I am ready to get healthy and hope that SparkPeople can help me. <BR> <BR> I love reading, taking photos and spending time with frien... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:53:37 EST need advice hello everyone, I need some advice and was hoping to get some suggestions from any of you willing to give it :) I was trying to participate in a run/walk a month, but am a single mom on very limited income. I am starting to feel discouraged and was wondering if anyone might have some ideas as to what to do to connect with people, get exercise regularly that wouldnt cost much, or nothing at all. i appreciate your time..thank you all so much Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:43:47 EST Red, White & Blue July Challenge For each category, set an individual goal for yourself. <BR> <BR> Red: Include as many 'red' fruits and veggies in our diets as possible... Set a goal for how many days of the week you will try to work in a red fruit or veggie. <BR> <BR> Tip: Along with watermelon, apples, berries, plums, grapes, cherries, and tomatoes, there's also grapefruit, blood oranges, beets, yams, red new potatoes, red onions, red bell peppers, and radishes. Can you think of others? <BR> <BR> White: Get white hot w... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:51:15 EST Mile High Yoga Experience I've been promoting this on Facebook, but have COMPLETELY forgotten to put something up here! I feel bad for that!! But if anyone is free tomorrow, this is 100% free: <BR> <BR> <link>!mile-high-y<BR>oga/c1za4 </link> <BR> <BR> It's going to be Colorado's largest FREE yoga class. It will be held at Mile High Stadium and they're going to have a vendor fair and all kinds of other stuff afterwards. I'll likely just go for the yoga class and then skidaddle, because... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:13:51 EST Happy Bike to Work Day Denver. Leave that car at home and get some exercise in today. <em>30</em> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:05:48 EST THE ORIGINAL ZOMBIE INFESTED 5K on JUNE 29TH I got this email today and smiled as I read it. I'll be out of town, but maybe some of you would like to participate, or even just watch and attend the Apocalypse Party afterwards. <BR> ... <BR> RUNNING SCARED MAKES YOU RUN FASTER <BR> THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE? GET READY TO RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! -- THE ORIGINAL ZOMBIE INFESTED 5K <BR> An event to test your agility to out maneuver a zombie, just as much as your ability to have a good time. <BR> WHEN: Saturda... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:05:11 EST Finding recipe ingredients Does anyone else have problems finding ingredients for the recipes they have on here? I would like to make the Honey Grilled Chicken they have on here today and it calls for fresh orange juice. I know they have navel oranges from South America, but they don't have all that much juice in them. Most of them are pretty dry when I get them. I was trying to find Valencias, but was told they are out of season and not popular enough to carry anyway. I ended up with bottled juice and even had to... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:42:31 EST TODAY ONLY 6/10/13 FREE SP APP AMAZON IS OFFERING THE "Diet and Food Tracker - By SparkPeople " AS THEIR FREE APP OF THE DAY TODAY. Normally $3.99. <BR> <BR> So, if you don't have it on your phone, it's free today through Amazon. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:17:40 EST (Sorta) Shameless Plug So I just read an incredible article on CNN and wrote a blog about it. I think everyone should read it: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379235 </link> <BR> <BR> Be sure when you go to the article on CNN to scroll throuh all the pictures! <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 14:05:17 EST Color in Motion Crowd Savings has half off entries for the Color in Motion Run in Colorado Springs. It will be July 26 at 5:30 (a Friday) and regular entry is $50. Sun, 2 Jun 2013 10:42:54 EST June Challenge This month we will have a two-fold challenge, and you can opt to do one or the other or both. <BR> <BR> (1) Exercise - set either a daily or weekly fitness minute goal. <BR> <BR> (2) Junk Food - set a number of days per week that you commit to avoiding junk food. <BR> <BR> Tips and Definitions: <BR> <BR> Be sure that your goals will challenge you without being unrealistic (i.e. if you are brand new to exercise, don't set a goal to exercise 3 hours every day; likewise, if you usually log a... Fri, 31 May 2013 21:51:09 EST Lurker turning Poster... Hi all ~ <BR> <BR> I've been on SparkPeople for a long time, but this is my first post. I am 44, work full-time, go to school part-time, and my husband and I have three kids (12, almost 11 and 8) - the youngest has severe special needs. We live near Broadway and Hampden in Englewood, and I have discovered that running is a tremendous stress release! Now that it's nice out, I try to run outside, and I also belong to 24 Hour Fitness and usually go to the one on Bellevue by Santa Fe. <BR> ... Sun, 26 May 2013 20:32:07 EST Hi I am a 41 year old Mom of 3 who really just wants (and needs) to get down to a healthier weight. I have to change. I am so busy running around that I just do not take the time to take care of me. I need to learn to just take better care of myself, and make me a priority in my life. If I don't feel healthy and love myself, then I am doing a disservice to everyone I love. And what kind of example is that for my children, especially my 11 year old daughter. I feel like I have slipped throu... Wed, 15 May 2013 12:04:44 EST starting over Initially joined 5yrs go but I'm ready to make a change and I'm motivated! Down about 40 so far looking for more encouragement and ideas along the way to keep it interesting! Also looking forward to meeting fitness buddy or two or three. :-) Mon, 13 May 2013 20:10:22 EST Colfax Half Marathon Is anyone in Denver doing the Colfax half or full marathon on May 19th?? I am signed up but because I have to move next week, my training has suffered. I am pretty stressed out now.... I was thinking of walking it, and wondering if that is acceptable?? This would be my first half, I just did a 10 miler averaging 15 min/mile. Thoughts/advice/encouragement would be appreciated! Tue, 7 May 2013 14:16:35 EST Hello I just joined sparkpeople because I am taking a nutrition class and it is part of our assignment to track our eating habits for three days. The more I read on this site though, the more I think I will stick around for more than three days. A little about me, I am 27 and work as a massage therapist while studying nursing. At my heaviest I weighed 170 pounds, I am only 5'2" so this took a toll on me physically as well as mentally. When I turned 23 I decided to make changes, I started eating bet... Wed, 1 May 2013 19:50:40 EST May Squat/Crunch Challenge For the month of May, we will do a 30-day squat and/or crunch challenge. You choose whether you wish to do each days reps as squats or crunches. There are four options for the challenge: <BR> <BR> (1) SQUATS ONLY - do all the reps indicated as squats <BR> (2) CRUNCHES ONLY - do all the reps indicated as crunches <BR> (3) COMBO - do a portion of the reps as squats and a portion as crunches (whatever proportion you want - half and half, 75%/25% or whatever!) <BR> (4) BOTH - do double the re... Wed, 1 May 2013 17:18:00 EST One more time... So here I go with another attempt to lose the weight! :) <BR> <BR> I'm Misty from North Denver area. Been trying to lose weight on and off since about age 30. Lost 30 pounds at one point and slowly gained them all back. That's okay. I did it once, I can do it again, right?! My main plan is to not go on a diet, but get back to a healthly lifestyle including eating right (no more rushed and unhealthy food) and getting back outside to do the things I enjoy. Hiking, biking, exploring, etc.... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:20:09 EST Visiting - group runs? Hi everyone! I'm visiting Denver for a work conference June 5th-9th and I'd love to find a good group run to join up with. If not that, does anyone know of some good places to run around the downtown area? I'll be a few blocks from Civic Center park according to Google Maps, and I assume that's downtown! I've never been to Denver, help! Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:54:47 EST Expo Park I live close to Expo Park. Anyone that is interested in walking at Expo Park? Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:22:08 EST 5K events May 11 and 25 I'll be walking in two 5K events, and wondered if anyone else on here will be participating in either. On May 11 is the Highline Canal run, at Goodson rec center (South Suburban park&rec). Then on May 25 is "Run for the Door", at Cheesman park. It is a fund-raiser to benefit Open Door Ministries, which serves the poor and disadvantaged in Denver. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lt.asp?ievent=1057340 </link> <link><BR>.asp?eI... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:45:25 EST Walk and Talk up North Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I live up north and would like to start a Walk and Talk. Would anybody be interested? I live around Westminster, Northglenn and Thornton area. <BR> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:39:03 EST Firefly Run - July 20 This is another night run in City Park. So if you missed out on Rave Run, you should go for this run. <BR> <BR> Here's a deal for 50% off the registration: <BR> <link><BR>ce-active-fit/5264 </link> <BR> <BR> I have bought the deal, and I will create a SparkDenver team as soon as I register for the run. <BR> <BR> I hope others will join me! <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:34:46 EST Green Valley Ranch I was curious if anyone was located near or around green valley ranch? there is a nice park down the street from where i live. I will start going to one of the walk and talks on Sunday...but was wondering if any one would be interested in coming this way to meet? Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:31:44 EST 5K Run/Walk for "The Wild Animal Sanctuary" The Wild Animal Sanctuary is having a 5k run/walk, bike on Saturday June 29, 2013 to help support the animals and sanctuary and to celebrate the last 3 miles of the road being paved. Keensburg Co. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 23:33:20 EST tritri312 Hi everyone, Im a single mom with three sons at home and four total. Ive been struggling with my weight for 8 years. Im really not happy with myself and im ready for a change. This program is overwhelming but its only my second day..... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:35:32 EST 9-11 Stair Climb at Red Rocks Each year on September 11th, the West Metro Fire Department sponsors a stair climb at Red Rocks to honor those that lost their lives at the World Trade Center. Once it starts warming up (April) I start my training. It's a great workout and a powerful day. Just throwing this out to people as something to do. The stair climb is 10 laps (from the row just above the sound booth to the top). I start with 3 laps and build up through the summer. If you want to do this as an option, I'm up for ... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 12:51:26 EST Walk and Talk I am hoping to be able to go to the walk and talk at Mamie Eisenhower park this Sunday, have wanted to go to some of the others but it just hasn't worked out. I finally have a weekend that seems to belong to me so I'm going to put that on my priority list! Fri, 5 Apr 2013 01:33:14 EST Komen Race for the Cure - September 29 And I guess I'll have two races in September, too. Because I am definitely doing Race for the Cure. If you've never done this one, I would highly recommend it. The atmosphere is just AMAZING!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-for-the-cure/ </link> <BR> <BR> Can't sign up until June. I'll start a SparkDenver team as soon as I can!! <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 22:41:14 EST Insanity Mud Run - June 1 Well I might be insane (it is the name of the race after all), but I'm going to sign up for another race in June... If anyone is interested, you can sign up for this race for only $39 (instead of $100)! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>28676?ref=personalized-link-box-112300<BR>318_share&rpi=112300318 </link> <BR> <BR> Once you purchase the deal, you still have to register through the website and use your voucher code to get it to register for free. I've created ... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 20:19:25 EST Hi from Centennial! Hi everyone! I'm a SAHM to two children (7 and 5). I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and making friends with some local sparkers while on my weight loss journey. I have about 65 pounds to lose. :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Also, if you like paranormal romance and urban fantasy I'd love to see you over at the book club I just started! Tue, 2 Apr 2013 19:23:20 EST Foam Fest 5K - September 21 So I think I may have found my September race... This looks like SOOOOOO much fun: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone else interested? <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 22:47:23 EST Team Goals I was hoping to revamp our team goals a bit, but I'd like input from the team before I make any new goals. We can have up to 5 team goals, and I'd like them to be more permanent than the goals we have each month in our challenges. Currently, our team goals are: <BR> <BR> Drink 8 cups of water per day <BR> Earn 400 sparkpoints per month <BR> Do 500 minutes of fitness activities per month <BR> <BR> Are these goals that you would like to continue to have as a team? Would you want to change ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:29:26 EST Color Run - June 16 This event was originally listed in the General Discussion forum <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12146x521<BR>37942 </link> , but I wanted to move it to the Events forum. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, this race is now sold out. But I wanted to have this thread available to those who have already signed up so that we can coordinate meeting times and other details for the race day! I'm sure we'll have a bit more activity here when it gets closer to race... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 14:04:17 EST April Rise & Shine Challenge The Daily Spark blog has issued a challenge <link><BR>e_up_to_a_new_challenge_this_april </link> , and we're ready to take it on! <BR> <BR> So every day for the month of April, you are challenged to either: <BR> <BR> <em>490</em> Take time to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning every day <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> Exercise first thing in the morning every day <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Both! <BR> <BR> Also, if you'd l... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:01:28 EST Hello All!! I've been a part of this group for a while but only recently found some new motivation that gave me a kick in the pants to really participate in the hopes of finding more success. <BR> <BR> I'm an actress and recently got cast in a dream role here in Denver. However it will require me to, how shall I say this, show a bit of skin! I've never been uncomfortable with how my body looks, but now with the looming prospect of a whole audience being there to judge, I just want to make sure I'm in t... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:41:10 EST Walk with a doc Hosted by National Jewish Health, and it can be a good resource for free BP checks and info from healthcare providers (plus free snacks, which is always fun). <BR> <BR><BR>irectory/cardiology/walk-with-doc/ Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:06:54 EST Hello Hello.... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:23:43 EST Aurora Area Walk & Talk I wanted to start with something simple to get things going, but I'd like to start a Walk & Talk once a week up in the Aurora area. I am right by Olympic Park, which is at Chambers & Yale. Before I set a time, I'd like to see if that area would work. If that is too far, I'm open to other ideas in the Aurora area that might be more central. Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Olympic park has some awesome trails, and we could do some walk/Jog interval stuff there, too. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:06:28 EST Share Your Healthy Substitution So I thought it might be neat if everyone shared how they make healthier choices while still enjoying what they eat. I'm sure everyone has tried something they really enjoyed that someone else might not have thought about. <BR> <BR> For example, I love raw baby carrots and ranch dressing... but regular ranch dressing is SOOOOO high calorie and high fat and light ranch just doesn't cut it. So I took a container of non-fat plain greek yogurt and mixed in half a packet of dry ranch dressing mi... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:02:05 EST Saying hello! Hello everyone! My name is Lauren and I just joined Spark People yesterday. I live in Westminster with my husband and two dogs. I need to lose 75 pounds for sure, and maybe 10 more after that, but we'll see. I gradually gained weight starting my senior year of college and have continued gaining each year since then. I started back at the gym yesterday and it felt great to do something active again. I look forward to the accountability that this site offers and the tools that I'm sure I'... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:48:35 EST It's time! Hello everyone! I have been a member of SparkPeople for a while, but I was mainly a lurker who read other people's blogs and tried to avoid actually being accountable for anything. I have finally changed my mind set and am looking forward to putting much more effort in to fitness and nutrition and reaching my goals. I'm hoping to add some new friends and find motivation any and everywhere! Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:34:48 EST Leadership I have sent a message to all the current leaders of the team (all of whom are inactive), asking whether they would like to continue to be leaders. If I don't receive a response by the end of the month, I'm going to remove them as leaders. (I have already received a response from one leader, and hopefully she'll be active again soon!) <BR> <BR> However, I'd like to find a few active people on the team who would like to take on a leadership role. Ideally, I hope to find leaders in different... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:31:39 EST LivingSocial Kickboxing Deal (73% off!!!!) If anyone is interested in trying out a kickboxing class, I saw this deal on LivingSocial: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>r/deals/609952-ten-week-kickboxing-cha<BR>llenge </link> <BR> <BR> It's a $200 value for only $55!!! Seems like a really great deal. If I hadn't just bought the boot camp deal, I would definitely buy this one. But I don't want to do them both at once. Maybe this deal (or one like it) will come around again by the end of boot camp. <BR> <B... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:20:53 EST Building a Better Me Hi, all you wonderful Sparkpeeps! My name is Anna and although I am on a new "journey", I'm not entirely new to Sparkpeople. I have learned that each time I stray from this wonderful site, I stop holding myself accountable and the weight come back on. Actually, I have tried many other sites/programs and have not stuck to it or seen results like I have with Sparkpeople. I live in the wonderful state of CO and want to lose about 15 lbs. I love the outdoors, hiking, biking, running, photogr... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:02:32 EST LivingSocial Boot Camp Deal! If anyone is interested in doing a boot camp, there is a deal right now (for 2 more days) on livingsocial. You can get one month of unlimited boot camp classes for $44 or 3 months for $89. I signed up for the 3 months... EEK! I hope I haven't gotten in over my head! If anyone else wants to join in, you have a couple more days to purchase, but don't have to begin immediately. From my reading on the website, you just have to begin by July. Anyway, here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link>http:... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 23:16:36 EST So Excited and Proud! I am so excited and proud to see more activity in this team! <BR> <BR> To each person who has come out in the past few weeks, I'd like to say <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> To everyone who has said they'd like to come out to a future event, <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your commitment to making this team more active! You guys rock my socks off! <BR> <BR> And if there are those of you out there saying, "I'd participate if only they'd do _______," please fill in the blank fo... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:31:07 EST March SPRING Forward Challenge Based on responses in our Monthly Challenges thread, the month of March will challenge you to SPRING forward in your healthy lifestyle habits. <BR> <BR> S - Stay within your caloric range (daily) <em>4</em> <BR> P - Pick a new fruit or veggie to try (weekly) <em>341</em> <BR> R - Record AT LEAST 70 minutes of exercise (weekly) <em>198</em> <BR> I - Introduce yourself to one member of the Denver team (weekly) <em>213</em> <BR> N - Nibble on at least one healthy, nutritionally balan... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:27:03 EST Zombie Run - July 28 In looking for a race for July, since I have one for every other month through August, I ran across this one: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/denver </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? If so and we can form a team of 4 or more by April 8, the cost would only be $40. <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:25:24 EST Color Me Rad - August 17 I went ahead and signed up for Color Me Rad (NOT the same as the Color Run on June 16) and started a team: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If you register through April 12, registration is only $30. Our team name: SparkDenver. Team captain's last name: Gordon. <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:02:26 EST Sunday Walk & Talks Is anyone interested in getting together for a walk on Sundays? I'm free until about 6 pm. Suggest a time and place and let's do this! <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:15:43 EST Biggest Loser Off Road Challenge - May 4 Okay, I have officially signed up for the Off-Road Challenge and created a SparkDenver team. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>CO-OffRoad-Challenge-2013 </link> This is the link to the actual event site. <BR> <BR> But you register via, so here's the link to go directly to registration for our team: <link><BR>ct-race?e=3766901&pse=3767301&tid=9068<BR>302&tname=SparkDenver </link> <BR> <BR> The cost is $60, which I k... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:01:32 EST Rave Run 5K Light Show - April 20 So this is an ultra-cool run at night with glow sticks and such. Thanks to FANCYQTR for the heads up! And if you sign up through living social (linked below), you can get signed up for only $27 instead of $55! Very good deal IMO!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>10676?ref=share-link-post&rpi=10583190<BR>0&rui=145992163 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I've already signed up!! Hope others will join me!! <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> <BR> <BR> P.S. Be sure ... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:21:48 EST Color Run Denver 6/16/13 <BR> <BR> We're doing this run, and I wanted to open it up and see if anyone else wanted to join us. The color runs are such a blast! <BR> <BR> Anyone up for this? Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:40:45 EST Runnin' of the Green - Sunday, March 10 So I finally got word on the race that my employer pays for! <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Runnin' of the Green <link> </link> <em>441</em> <BR> <BR> Since this is a 7K and I don't think I will be able to run the entire thing yet, I have registered for the 7K Walk. I figure I can run/walk at whatever my current training level is on that day. I'm also pleased that it's a late-ish starting time - 10:30 am. Too many of these races start at 8 am or so, and while I can do that... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:25:29 EST February Deck of Cards Challenge So here's how this will work... I will post 2 cards every day, starting tomorrow morning. The challenge will be to complete the workout that corresponds to those cards by the end of each day. The "code" for the cards will be as follows: <BR> <BR> Number of Reps: <BR> 2-10 = number shown <BR> Jack = 11 <BR> Queen = 12 <BR> King = 13 <BR> Ace = 14 <BR> <BR> Movement for Suits: <BR> Hearts = Jumping Jacks <BR> Diamonds = Burpees <BR> Clubs = Sit-ups or crunches <BR> Spades = Push-ups <BR> <... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 21:47:32 EST I've Got My Goals, Now to Reach Them... Hey there. My name's Amber, and I'm turning 25 in 3 days. I've been heavy since I was a kid, and I really don't want that to keep holding me back. I've been trying to get into shape, and I go in spurts. I'm trying to pace myself this time so that I don't get burned out, and I can not only lose the weight, but keep it off. <BR> <BR> I'm geeky, I love to read, and I write often. I work in Law Enforcement, and have many small goals that revolve around my job. I hope these motivate me. Al... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 20:30:01 EST ready, set, go...... Hello I'm Dominique and I'm ready to loss these pounds. I have set my goal and now its time for me to let the pass go and love the new me. I can't do it alone I really could use a friend to keep me on track. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:14:10 EST Hello! Hi, <BR> I am new to this site and in desperate need of change. I am not happy with how I have let myself go these past few years. I am at my heaviest weight and I need a little motivation and support. Thanks Fri, 1 Feb 2013 18:47:46 EST Cheeseman Park Walk & Talk - Sunday Feb 3rd @ 2pm Hi all - <BR> <BR> Join us for a loop or two around Cheeseman Park this Sunday at 2 pm. We'll be meeting at the children's playground which is located near the west 12th avenue entrance and is clearly located on Google maps. <BR> <BR> Hope you can make it! <BR> <BR> Dana Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:12:53 EST Monthly Challenges? Anyone interested in doing some kind of monthly challenge? In the past, we've had some fitness minute challenges. Another team that I'm a member of has a Wacky Wednesday Workout Challenge, with a challenge to do 100 reps of a particular exercise each Wednesday. Or stealing from BL, we could do a card deck challenge with each suit representing a particular workout and drawing cards at the beginning of each week or day to determine what to do that week/day. I'd be open to other ideas too. <... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:13:05 EST Saturday C25K Runs I would like to meet to run on Saturdays... I have a few friends (not on this site) who have also expressed an interest in doing this. I would love for anyone here to also join me! The more, the merrier, right? <BR> <BR> So how is 4 pm this Saturday (2/2) at Sloan's Lake? <BR> <BR> I've been thinking that everyone might be at different stages in the C25K program, so rather than a lot of back and forth running (which makes it hard to figure out how far you ran) or going back in the program... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:04:36 EST Color Me Rad I contacted the folks at Color Me Rad <link> </link> to find out if there was going to be a Denver race this year. They said yes, they were currently finalizing the details, and it would be posted as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Barring the unforeseen, I will definitely be partcipating. Anyone want to join me?! <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:41:01 EST Mud Run in May at Fort Carson The Biggest Loser is having an off-road, obstacles optional 5K at Fort Carson on May 4. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested?? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>CO-OffRoad-Challenge-2013 </link> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:06:48 EST Here we go again Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just want to introduce myself to the team. I am not new to Spark, but have been using it off and on for the past few months. I'm looking to keep myself motivated and would be interested in getting support from you all! My weight loss journey has been a long one! I hit a plateau for some time and found out that it was related to some health problems. I am starting to feel better now and looking to get back in the swing of working out and focusing on getting healthy... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:17:03 EST Diabetes Expo in Denver Is anyone going to the diabetes expo in Denver on Feb. 9? It would be fun to have a SparkPeople meeting - maybe for lunch or for dinner after the expo. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:37:42 EST Check in HERE for C25K! Okay, here is the schedule for the first 3 weeks of the Couch to 5K program. I will post 3 weeks at a time. Check in as often as you wish, weekly or after each run, to keep up with how you did! <BR> <BR> Week 1 Workout 1 - 5 minute warm up (WU) <BR> 60 sec run (R) & 90 sec walk (W) repeat 8 times (x8) <BR> 5 minute cool down (CD) <BR> <BR> Week 1 Workout 2 - 5 min WU <BR> 60 sec R & 90 sec W... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:51:25 EST C25K Anyone interested in starting a Couch to 5K program with me? I did one in OKC, but I haven't done much running at altitude, so I figure I should start back into it slowly. I am starting on Monday, and I'd be up for meeting to run together or just tracking our progress here to stay accountable to each other. <BR> <BR> Just lemme know! <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>90</em> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:40:29 EST Making Time So, I have been watching this season's Biggest Loser on Hulu and something that Dr. H said to one of the contestants has stuck with me for a couple of days now and I wanted to share it with my teams: <BR> <BR> "If I told you that you had lymphoma, would you take 2 hours out of your day for chemo?" <BR> <BR> The implication was clear. The long-term effect of obesity is every bit as deadly as lymphoma, perhaps even moreso. So why won't we take the time out of our day to "treat" that? <BR> ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:35:11 EST City Park Walk & Talk - Sunday 1/13/13 - 11am Hey there fellow Denver Sparkers! <BR> <BR> My name is Dana and I've recently taken up the position of the Denver Team Leader. I would really love for us to start doing some things together. I know that I sure could use the support and friendship. That being said, please feel free to email me with any thoughts you have on possible meetups/locations you'd be interested in. <BR> <BR> I'll be walking the City Park loop here in Downtown Denver this Sunday starting at 11am. Let's meet by th... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 12:36:54 EST Mea Culpa I apologize for my inactivity in this group (heck, on this site) for the past 6 months or so. I'm not going to offer a lot of excuses... If you want to see my reasons, you can read my blog. But when it comes down to it, all excuses aside, I did not make it a priority. I'm sorry for that team. I hope to remedy that now. <BR> <BR> As we start 2013, is there anything that we could do in this team that will help you reach your goals this year? <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:09:48 EST Getting healthy in 2013! Hey everyone! Excited to try this! Have quite a bit of weight to lose, and would really like to regain some energy! Dealing with Hashimotos and would love to hear from anyone with similar issues! :) Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:42:21 EST New to Denver I'm not new to Spark but I am new to Denver. I'd love to find someone to workout with, or get any ideas of where I can find someone. For this being such a big city there's gotta be someone/something here. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:13:25 EST SparkPeople Newbie So here I go AGAIN! Not sure how many times I have to do this in order to make it stick. I'm a little intimidated by the goal that SparkPeople set for me...should I change it? <BR> <BR> Many thanks for your support. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:16:57 EST This is probably my 20th time here!! I have joined Sparkpeople before many times and life keeps happening and becoming my perfect excuse to stop doing what is working. I have never joined using my real name, just several aliases and my pseudonym the last time. Then I had a birthday and finally after 20 years of being morbidly obese decided I want to lose the weight, because I want to lose the weight. <BR> <BR> I am tired of not being able to scratch or wash all of my own back. Tired of having to plan way in advance what I am go... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 16:53:23 EST Ready for a healthy, honest lifestyle! Hi! I've never blogged before, so I don't really know what to say. My name is Sammi and I am a 29 year old mother of 3 beautiful children. I have a 12 year old step son, a 4 year little girl and a 1 year old little boy. After having my son, my weight rocketed up to 205 lbs. I am 5'7" and after seeing myself in photos, and daily in the mirror I new I needed to change. I started loosing weght in September of last year and have lost 30 lbs so far. But I feel that I have lost my motivation becasu... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:46:11 EST Royal Arch Hike- An LMI Event 11/17 Hi All! <BR> Our group Like Minded Individuals is going on a hike outside of Boulder on Saturday Nov. 17. We will be starting at 9am at the trailhead. It is about a 4 mile hike with some good elevation gain. Come and join us! Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:23:23 EST Sherree Somewhere In There.. Hey There Everyone, I'm new to Spark People today. I've heard so many great things about the site over many years and am finally getting on to see if this will help me reach my weight and fitness goals. <BR> <BR> I've had some health challenges this past year and it's taken a toll on what had been a fairly successful last few years getting healthier. <BR> <BR> I know that it's hard work, and I'm holding myself accountable here...sort of like having to check into a "clinic" situation wit... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:45:07 EST Hello! Looking to lose weight with new friends! Hello, hello! <BR> <BR> I'm a newbie to both Denver (moved here one year ago) and Spark People (joined about one hour ago). I just found out an hour ago that I have skyrocketed up to 155 lbs.-- the heaviest I have ever been in my life! I never thought I would go above 150 lbs. again, and yet here I am... <BR> <BR> So, I'm really in Highlands Ranch, and I also work from home. I tend to eat a good amount of fresh veggies and fruits, I drink a lot of water, etc., so here I was thinking I was... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:09:51 EST Hi there! :) Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Liz. I'm 23 years old and I live in Lakewood. I'm a stay at home mom to my beautiful 18mo little girl. I have been over weight for most of my life and never really learned how to eat right and exercise properly. I'm tired of being fat and I have decided I want to make a lifestyle change and get healthy! I started a couple weeks ago weighing 204lbs (I'm 5'3"). Sparkpeople has been a HUGE motivation tool and has helped me lose 11lbs so far. :) <BR> I'm ready to t... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:44:33 EST Trying to find my way again Hello all! My name is Kat and I live in Denver, but really Aurora on the line. 4 1/2 years ago I started losing weight with a starting weight of 253lbs, last year I moved to CO weighing in at 163, down 90! Awesome, right? Well not so awesome was gaining 30 of those awful pounds back in just 1 year to be back to a weight I haven't seen for 3. Talk about disheartening :( Right now I'm trying to pick my head back up and get back on track. I'm fairly active at the gym, hitting it up 3-5 ti... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 18:49:47 EST Grays and Torreys Peak Hike- an LMI Event Hello- <BR> A group of us, LMI Fitness, out of Aurora will be getting together to hike Grays and Torreys peak on Sat. September 22. We will be meeting at the trail head at 6am. It is a 8.5 mile hike in total- out and back and summits two of Colorado's 14ers. Let me know if you are interested! Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:12:37 EST So Nice to See All The Bright And Smiling Words! Because I cannot actually see the grins on your faces (unless I happen upon the picture) it's good to see a world of people fighting for what they believe. <BR> <BR> May we all obtain these goals, soar high, and ETC! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all, feel free to stop it! I'm feeling the need to encourage, motivate, and do something today to be proud of! Huzzah! <BR> <BR> P.S. I need friends! Haha, I'm very shy! = P Sun, 26 Aug 2012 13:27:28 EST checking on Denver Sparkers Thought it would be nice to see how things are going for us here in the Mile High city. What has been something that you have changed that is making this weight loss successful? <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:02:18 EST Hello from Arvada Hey really glad there is a team from Denver. Just joined a few days ago and I am off to the races tracking my eating. I really like spark so far and I am finding it alot easier to do with all the tools this site offers and the team support. I could use support, I really need to stick with this and I am totally ready to finally. I am trying to get solid on my diet then the next focus will be my exercise. I am however starting to focus on trying to park further away from places I go,so I t... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 01:04:43 EST NEW Hello:) i am new to Spark people & looking to loose thee extra pounds & meeting new people. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 01:01:08 EST New Member Hi Everyone. I'm new and just saying hello to all. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 23:51:01 EST August Challenge Is anyone active on this team? Are the leaders still active? Is there going to be an August challenge? <BR> <BR> :) Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:17:10 EST Hello from Aurora, CO <em>213</em> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:04:17 EST Performance Challenge/Body Fat Analysis August 1 LMI Fit is hosting a 3 Month Performance challenge starting Aug 1. This challenge will be points based and points can be earned for doing Daily, Weekly and Monthly tasks and based on performance improvement on 3 workouts. We will also have a mobile body fat testing station that will test your BF% at the beginning and end of the challenge. Due to the Body Fat testing, the entry fee will be $100 and the top 3 point earners will receive a portion of the left over money. We need about 12 people t... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:14:25 EST Stand Up Paddle Board- Sat Aug 25 Hi All- I recently took Stand Up Paddle Board lessons with SurfSUP Colorado and LOVED it! We loved it so much we decided to rent 4 boards, paddles, and safety gear for the day of Saturday August 25th. We will be at the Aurora Reservoir starting at 9am-4pm and inviting others to come share the boards with us. The cost is $20 for the day and you can come in and go out paddling as you desire and boards are available. <BR> We had a lesson the first time around but realized that it doesn't take t... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:28:52 EST Workout Partner - 24 Hour Fitness, Denver Looking for a Work Out partner, evenings maybe 6:00 to 8:00, Wed and Friday, and the 24-Hour Fitness on Alameda and Colorado Blvd. Would REALLY like a buddy. Anyone game? <BR> <BR> Erica Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:32:16 EST hey Hi so apparently I have been a member of this team now for who knows how long and I just found this page...sorry LOL. But I'm Tara live in Aurora. I'm a stay at home mom (two older kiddos) and a wife. I love doing just about everything. I know that is very broad but it's true...I have two dogs I walk, I have gotten into hiking, I bike, I am even trying to get ready to do the Boulder Boulder next year. My goal is to jog half of it. I'm going to do it with my son. I try to do something daily...... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:02:07 EST 30 in 40 Challenge Ok my yoga studio is doing a summer challenge to do 30 classes in 40 days. I'm going to use this as an incentive to keep myself moving during this hot hot hot summer of ours and get myself in better shape before the beginning of the school year! If anyone out there is a CorePower member, sign up! It's free! <BR> <BR> So in the spirit of change - who is up for a 30 in 40 challenge? All you have to do is pick one thing you are going to do for 30 out of 40 days (or more if you want!) and set... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:44:51 EST The Incline! Come join LMI Fit July 14, 2012 Hello all- <BR> LMI Fitness, a fitness group, is going to do The Incline on Saturday July 24th. <BR> <BR> A test of your physical and mental abilities. The Manitou Incline is just short of a mile and covers a 2,000 foot gain in elevation. There is a switchback trail on the way down that we will take back. <BR> <BR> We will be meeting in the CrossFit Crush Parking Lot (4510 S Reservoir Rd., Aurora) at 7:30am and carpooling down to The Incilne (about an hour drive) afterward we will catch l... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 10:35:22 EST Where are the best fireworks this year? HI everyone! <BR> Where do you go for the best fireworks displays? I'm trying to encourage everyone I know to NOT do their own since we've got enough fires in CO! Am hoping to compile a list for the area to post. Hook me up <em>232</em> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:22:16 EST Hi! Hello all, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to swing in here and say hello! I just joined and looking to meet new people that are just as excited to lose weight as I am...I've lost 67 pounds and now looking to lose 40 more! I live in Westminster and hope to meet others in and around the area. Here's to us! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:42:15 EST What are you doing to exercise in this heat? Always looking for interesting ideas as we deal with this extreme heat and the poor air quality. <BR> <BR> I am exercising early and going indoors. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:03:24 EST Hello! Is this team active?? Hello. My name is Norah! Does this team have much activity these days? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:09:08 EST Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons- Aurora Res Come Join LMI Fitness for a great core workout! June 16, 2012. Aurora Reservoir <BR> <BR> 10:00 am- 2 Hour Stand Up Paddle Board lesson or Group WOD <BR> <BR> 12:00- BBQ/Potluck <BR> <BR> 1:00 pm- 2 Hour Stand Up Paddle Board lesson or volleyball <BR> <BR> Paddle Boarding offered on the lake by Surf SUP Colorado $30 a person for a 2 hour lesson. Limited spots available, money due prior to event. Please PM Annalissas and reserve a spot. First come first served. ... Tue, 29 May 2012 18:48:37 EST Hello Everyone Hi my name is Tracey I just signed up today. I live in Aurora and was looking for a way to lose weight without having to go to a meeting and spending money I really do not have. I found Sparkpeople. So I am going to give this a try and see if I can do it. I will need some encouragement for sure. I will probably be doing a lot of venting as well. Hope to here from some of my fellow Denver Metro sparks. <em>30</em> Mon, 28 May 2012 19:39:55 EST Ok, so we've gotten some takers for Sloan's Lake, What's next? I would really like to get a chance to meet face to face with some of my fellow Sparkers, so what do we do now? Sun, 13 May 2012 03:23:27 EST Mother's Day 5k Is anyone running in the Mother's Day 5k this Sunday Thu, 10 May 2012 11:21:01 EST Finally on Sparkpeople! Hello everyone, my name's Kristin- a 21 year old with maybe 20-30 lbs to lose, but I just keep gaining. I used to be tiny in high school, spent my free time dancing, singing, and acting, but within the last year I've been pretty sedentary and can't seem to shake it off. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:51:41 EST hello my name is jaree hi i am 6'4 and i am really determined to loose this weight i just have had a ruff life so far and i would love the motivation and kind words from anyone to help me to keep going. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:36:10 EST New to the group! Hello all! <BR> Just wanted to stop in and introduce name is Erika and I am moving to Denver in just under three weeks. <BR> <BR> I joined the group in the hopes of hearing about some healthy, low cost activities to get me out and about in the Denver area. I know exactly TWO people in boyfriend (who is in school and working furiously to complete his degree by Dec, so I will hardly see him LOL) and someone from high school I haven't seen for 25 years, so I'd also love... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 01:59:40 EST For Such an Active City... We have a really inactive SparkTeam! Sorry I have been MIA and apologies to people who submitted requests to become leaders - for some reason I haven't been getting any emails from Spark despite having verified my email with them three times! <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, perhaps we should make a go of a Denver Sparkteam hike again? Last year it was rained out! And then nothing got planned again. Life does have a nasty habit of getting in the way sometimes. <BR> <BR> Any takers for a hike? Sometim... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 12:57:52 EST Trying again I have made several feeble attempts to lose weight and have lost the same few pounds time and again. Maybe this time I'll be successful at changing my lifestyle. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:52:51 EST April 2012 Fitness Minutes Challenge As I said last month, the goal of this challenge is to stay committed to working out everyday, whether it's for 10 minutes, 30 minutes or an hour, for the entire month! <BR> <BR> Set a personal 'Fitness Minute' goal for the month and start logging those minutes! Count all fitness minutes, not just cardio minutes. Don't worry about anyone else's goal, just concentrate on challenging yourself!! <BR> <BR> The challenge will run Sunday, April 1 through Monday, April 30. <BR> <BR> Are YOU ... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 14:11:27 EST Just started today! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just thought I would introduce myself and say I am excited to get started! My name is Pattie and I am really excited to have found a fitness website that is this user friendly and encouraging. A lot of the other sites were a bit intimidating and confusing, so this is so refreshing! I hope the community is very interactive because having others to talk to really helps keep me motivated! I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend and let's get it going this next we... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:55:07 EST To the Team Thanks to the current leaders for making me one of the co-leaders of this team! I'm excited about helping us to be more active. I don't know which of the current leaders is more active, so I thought I'd just throw this out there as a general post. Please feel free to let me know if there's anything that I can do as a co-leader to help make our team <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> I moved to Denver from Oklahoma City a little over 6 months ago. Our SparkTeam in OKC was VERY active, and I really ... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 02:38:47 EST hello spark denver team my local area team! yay hello my name is leanna and im new to spark people teams and message boards blogging and all that but i have been with sparkpeople off and on for a few years now. but im happy and so ready for a life change cuz i know my life was headed down a long road of unhealthy, medical issues and all that comes with being over weight. so im so excited that im headed down a much healthier road full of life and excited to meet new people along the way. o i have a question how do you get those neat track... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:41:09 EST Event Discount Codes Racing can get expensive! Let's share whatever discount codes we find for running, biking, triathlon, whatever - I'll start... <BR> <BR> "MGRP10" will get you $10 off the Denver Triathlon any time between now and when online registration closes Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:01:47 EST March into Fitness So, I thought I'd challenge everyone to commit to working out everyday, whether it's for 10 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour. The Challenge will start Thursday, March 1st and end Saturday, March 31st. <BR> <BR> Set a 'Fitness Minute' goal for the month, then report in this thread either daily or weekly (by editting your original post, rather than reposting each time). The main goal for this challenge is to stay committed for the whole month. <BR> <BR> Are YOU in? <BR> <BR> ***Copy/Paste ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 15:28:35 EST Regina Hello. My name is Regina. I just joined today. I am a married and am a mother of two boys. I hope to attain my goal of losing weight and being healthy. I've never really participated in a chat room before so not certain of what to say. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:53:39 EST Team In Training Event Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested in getting trained by professional coaches for an endurance event AND helping to cure cancer you should check out Team In Training. Feb. 14-15 they are having a special registration of only $14 (coupon code "Valentine12". <BR> <BR> You train and fundraise and they do the rest (plus help every step of they way with the training and fundraising). It's a lot of fun and for a great cause. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you out th... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:17:55 EST Hi SparkDenver! I need some help! Hi Everyone! Well, I'm fairly new to Sparkpeople, but I sure am glad that I joined the team! I have been yo yo dieting forever and nothing seems to work, so at this point I am very discouraged. Please help. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Paulina Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:51:28 EST hello Sparksters hi and be fabulous today! I joined the SparkDenver team and looking forward to being part of some of the events and meet you. Good luck and the very best to you in 2012 (mayans were right it was the what they could see and the end for us to stop feeling yukky. So lets live nice now!) <BR> <BR> God bless, <BR> <BR> FashDiva <em>211</em> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:23:02 EST Tennis Is there anyone in the Denver area (prefer SE) that would be willing to do some SLOW tennis with an older Sparker (I'm 60)? I know that there are some tennis courts in some of the different parks, which is all I could afford. I don't know if they have backboards since I haven't been to check with the colder weather. I have tried tennis in the past and am not good at it, but would like to try to put that in as a type of exercise I might be able to do. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know if any of t... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:11:45 EST Hello Denver! Hiya Everyone <em>213</em> <BR> My name is Steph and I am glad to be able to join your team. Years ago I started my weight loss journey by losing 40lbs, quit, then gained most of it back. I am a new mom, my son is 5mos, and I am ready to start a new journey: a journey to get healthy! <BR> I feel like Colorado is the best place to do something like this. There is just so many outdoor activities to do, its almost a shame if I wasn't doing something active and exciting! I am hoping that I can ... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:20:37 EST 2012 is the year I will... I just thought it might be fun to share one or more of our goals for the year. So 2012 is the year I will... <BR> <BR> FINALLY hit my goal weight!! <BR> <BR> So what will 2012 bring for you?? <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <em>188</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:01:53 EST first day and scard today is my first day to living better and i am scared i will fall off this jouney. Mon, 9 Jan 2012 10:39:01 EST Great Granny @56 I am a young 56 year old female with a goal of living healthily to 120 years old. I believe that I can do this. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:23:03 EST can you recommend a dentist Would welcome recommendations for good dentist in the Denver area. Preferably one who is good with nervous patients! :) ok to PM me, too. <BR> Thank you! Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:01:25 EST Rudolph Ramble 5k Dec 4th!! <BR> <BR> Anyone interested??? <BR> <BR> This is my "Official" first 5k! Thanks to Anna and Anne... I am pushed to get out of that comfort zone and join in. <BR> <BR> Anyone need a push and want to join in too??? Come on!! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 00:10:09 EST NOVEMBER 1-8 CHALLENGE Happy November 1 Everyone!!! Only 60 days til 2012! Lets get a jumpstart on going out of 2011 with a bang!! <BR> <BR> Who is in for making a difference before then? <BR> <BR> November 1 - 8 Challenge. One week at a time to keep us going and keeping it simple! <BR> <BR> This week is being true to ourselves and making changes to help bring in the new year! <BR> <BR> So this week... <BR> <BR> 1. Log in calories <BR> 2. fitness minutes <BR> 3. # of glasses of water <BR> 4. motivation s... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 21:44:54 EST Please trade me! My elliptical for your stationary Hello fellow Denver Sparkers. <BR> <BR> I don't know if it's "ok" to post this here, but I figured this would be a perfect spot. I have a bad back and have realized the elliptical we bought this year doesn't make much sense for me. I would love to trade it with somebody for a stationary bike. <BR> <BR><BR>idetrainer-380-Elliptical-Trainer/1199<BR>3393?sourceid=1500000000000003260410&c<BR>i_src=14110944&ci_sku=11993393 <BR> <BR> This is a link to th... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 21:59:03 EST ONE PROMISE A DAY!! As we are coming to the last couple of months of 2011, which are the toughest to stay on track with healthier living... <BR> <BR> Lets start this challenge to help keep us focused and on track through the holidays. <BR> <BR> One Change a Day.... means keeping yourself honest to what your goal is and if its keeping to your calorie intake or walking a mile or just staying away from those dreaded unhealthy comfort food choices. <BR> <BR> So add in what you did today to keep you on track of ... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 11:48:46 EST ROLL CALL FOR NOV/DEC??? Hi Everyone!!!! Who is here? Looking to see how many of us are around in this late time of 2011 with 2012 fastly creeping up!!! <BR> <BR> I know the Holidays are tough to plan and make time for getting on here. I hope we can revive this team to gain some momentum for the new year ringing in soon and get some activities going out in the Denver area!!! :) Sun, 30 Oct 2011 11:25:36 EST HOLIDAY "HEALTHIER" RECIPES!! As the holidays are fastly approaching us... And we get tempted to partake in all of the delicious goodies, here is a place where we can share our favorites in a more healthier way! :) So please share some great recipes we could all try and love!! Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:59:01 EST EVENTS!! Hi Everyone... I know Denver is a very active area with lots of great events on going!! Please let everyone know what events you know of or partaking in. Big or small!!! Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:44:57 EST 5k Does anyone know of a 5k around Christmas time. I started a running program that should have me able to run a 5k around that time. Would also love some company if anyone wants to join me. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:34:34 EST BIGGEST, BADEST AND BEST LOSER I HAVE CREATED A WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE WEBSITE, IT IS A "BIGGEST LOSER" TYPE CONTEST. PLEASE VISIT IT SO YOU CAN JOIN. IT'S JUST A FRIENDLY, SIMPLE COMPETITION. IT STARTS 10/9/11. INVITE ANYONE YOU KNOW. THE MORE PEOPLE WE GET THE MORE FUN IT WILL BE. OH AND OBVIOUSLY IT'S FREE! JUST COMMENT ON THE WEIGH IN POST AS IT INSTRUCTS BY THE 9TH. THAE LINK IS IN THE POST HOWEVER HERE IT IS AGAIN <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 6 Oct 2011 18:20:47 EST RAWards Artist of the Year Voting has begun Hey Spark Team! I'm sorry to shout out for a little shameless self promotion, but I've been entered into a National competition for RAW Artists. If you have a little time, please read this over!! <BR> <BR> "The voting for Denver Artist of the Year has begun! Please visit <BR> <BR> Login or create an account for RAW Artists. Then find the city Denver, CO. <BR> <BR> At the top of the page, click category "ART." <BR> <BR> Then click on MY profile "ANNE G." <BR> <B... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 13:52:41 EST Running/Workout Group Anyone? Seeing if anyone would be willing in a SparkDenver Running Group, maybe a challenge or a SparkTeam? Wanting to meet for group runs, workouts, aerobics, running events, cycling, hiking etc. etc? Personally, I do a lot of solo fitness and log it in, but I see that everyone is doing so much work - maybe we can do it together here and there and make it fun! Swap tips, give face to face support. Bring SparkPeople to life! Sat, 1 Oct 2011 17:15:29 EST Advice on where to live in Denver I know this is off topic for Spark but I was surfing the net looking for help and wondering why I would want advice from complete strangers. So I thought, well I don't know any of the team members but I am sure they have opinions that I could trust in so here I am. <BR> <BR> DH and I are considering relocating to Denver sometime next year. It's been a dream for several years but didn't want to take the kids out of school. The last one is a senior in high school this year. We are just looking... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:42:01 EST New in Denver Looking for some events, classes, buddies - anything to get myself in to gear! My boyfriend and I just moved here from Charleston, SC and I need some stuff to do. <BR> <BR> Big in to running, cycling. I love having an event a month (5k or 10k) to keep myself on track. Hopefully, I will start training for Canyonlands half marathon in March with Team in Training. <BR> <BR> I will be doing the Fans on the Field 10K in downtown Denver on September 25th. <BR> <BR> I have a pup, 2 years old, ... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:46:50 EST Fans on the Field 5k/10k and Rookie Run Anyone interested? My boyfriend and I just signed up for the 10K. <BR> <BR> September 25th! <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:40:11 EST HOPEFUL! Yikes, how do I do this? Umm my name is Susie and I am trying to gain health and self confidence...Not sure how to use all these tools but I am going to learn Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:59:14 EST Colo Blvd and Alameda gym - need a workout buddy! Hello!! I am trying to be motivated to work out 3 days a week (MWF) after work. That would make it about 6:00 pm. I'd love to have someone to work out with! I'm trying for half an hour on the treadmill, working up to half an hour on the stationary bike (but now only doing 15 minutes), then crunches, weight machines, and swimming. If you need motivation, too.... perhaps we can help each other out? Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:56:52 EST Dirty Girl 5k Anyone else doing this? I just signed up. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:23:00 EST My next challenge needs to be me. I've decided if I give the type of focus on myself that I give to my job and to others that I might get back in touch with myself and lose the weight I need to lose to be healthy and active. What a concept! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 00:43:59 EST A new member I am an unemployed mom of 3 ( 8,6 & 3 years old) I tried so many things to loose weight without success. I was lookink for calories counter site when I found the spark people site and I am very excited. I very need to drop some pounds right now, because I am obese, I have High blood pressure and I have diabetes history in my family. my doctor asked me to loose weight if I want to avoid diabetes. the site has so many informations and I am learning a lot every day. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:35:24 EST Keep Smiling I'm excited to work hard and lose my weight. I'm encouraging my co worker to do the same. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:46:08 EST Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm 26, from Denver, and I need to lose weight because of a spinal problem I was just diagnosed with. Also because I'm a Fatty Patty, but I guess that's obvious. I'd love to know about any places in Denver for good healthy food, motivation, suggestions on working out for lazy people, or places that offer fitness classes. Happy to be here! Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:50:27 EST Hello my name is justin (aka mapes4745) Id like to start off by saying im exited to change my body and health once and for all!. And to say hello. i am brand new to this site so it is going to take3 a bit to get used to. Still trying to figure out how everything works. :) Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:49:34 EST Morning walk in Park Hill/City Park Hey folks, <BR> <BR> I live in the Park Hill area (near Colorado & 23rd) and it's a great area for walking: cool old homes, lots of trees and gardens. Anyone interested in a morning walk to get your day off to a good start? <BR> <BR> If yes, how often, what day(s) and what time? I'm thinking early on hot days but more flexible once the weather cools off. I work at home so my schedule is flexible. <BR> <BR> Judy Murdoch Thu, 4 Aug 2011 12:32:56 EST starting new hi my name is anai I'm 20 years old i live in denver and at my age I'm obese i have a small child that i love with all my heart this page is exactly what i needed it makes me feel like i have hope i want to live a long life i want to chase my son and not get tiered i want to go up stairs and not be out of breath i dont want to be in a room and notice that I'm the biggest one their i want to go shopping and leave happy out of my fav clothing stores and not almost in tears or mad at my self loo... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 01:16:15 EST optimistic Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Many thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm so pleasantly surprised by all of the positivity. So far so good. I even wore shorts today - and just tried not to look into too many mirrors. ;) <BR> <BR> Wishing all of you luck in the coming week. I'm feeling a mixture of hope and dread thinking about stepping on the scale at the end of this week. It would be nice to see some success. <BR> <BR> A sidenote...I was surprised when the website recommended that I work o... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:36:45 EST tired of fat It was 92 degrees today and I dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt. Why? Because I can't stand the sight of my fat body. I've had enough of it! So here I am. I've never done something like this before, was always successful on my own, but I think this time I need some extra help. I'm just not managing to lose weight on my own. <BR> <BR> It's been extra frustrating lately because, I swear, I've been feeling like the mere thought of food has been adding pounds to my body. Then just yeste... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 01:06:31 EST Workout buddy Hi I'm Margo I'm 22 and I've used the site on and off and am going to start using it again! I work out at lifetime fitness in Parker but live in the Lowry section of Denver (yes its kind of a drive to get there) I am looking for a workout buddy who would like to go to lifetime to work out or even take classes! Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:53:41 EST Got to get it done!!!! Hello all. I am new to this so, please, any help would be greatly appriciated. I'm a 39 year old single parent. My daughter is 20 years old. I STILL have not lost the "baby fat" from having her. I've tried numorous diets and exercise programs and I just keep at this platue of 168-175. I WANT to be 125. I would love to be fit enough to learn how to Kayak and PaddleBoard. I love the outdoors but get overly hot really quick. I hope to make alot of friends and loss this extra bagged that I've had... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:42:13 EST New today Greetings everyone. I am new here. I am pretty active and constantly busy between work, my horses and planning my wedding. I will tell you all now......I am the anti bride.....ahahaha. It has been quite the opposite of wedding positions with my fiance and I. He's starting to have Groom-zilla tendancies. But its all good. I compete in the equine sport of barrel racing and train my own horses. If i could get paid to train horses (or more) what I get paid to reset passwords all night I w... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:07:30 EST What do you like/dislike about living in Denver?? Hi everyone, I just got laid off from my job here in the Midwest and am excited at finally being able to move back out west.I used to live near Lake Tahoe, CA. <BR> <BR> I'm considering Denver as my best friend lives there (but she's relatively new to the city) and I LOVE outdoor sports and being active. <BR> <BR> What are some things you like and don't like about living in Denver? Any comments would be helpful, THANKS!! <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Jul 2011 14:56:30 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Sam, and I'm a mother of 2 (a 7 year old boy, and a 15 month old girl). I'm a Colorado native that wants to get back to enjoying life again. Scratch that, I do enjoy life and love my family dearly! I want to get back to enjoying me again. <BR> <BR> I want to look in the mirror and recognize myself. 50 or so pounds isn't so much in the grand scheme of things, but knowing what the loss will do to my self esteem is unmeasureable! <BR> <BR> I look forward t... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 18:24:07 EST Rollerblading Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge area Hi, I am a total newbie to rollerblades, but I am looking for someone or a group of people that would be interested in blading one or two evenings per week. I have only done this once but it was so fun I kept going for almost an hour. I keep the pace low, but high enough to count it as cardio exercise. I don't know what parks or recreation areas that are good but I am sure we soon will find nice rides if we get a group together. I am a full-time Ph.D. student so I guess my schedule is the mos... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:59:00 EST Frisbie Golf Saturday June 18th Hello Everyone! I am hoping this gets out to enough people in time...sorry for the short notice. Red Rocks Comm. Col. has a frisbie golf course that anyone can do and it's completely free to the community! I should know, I work I have never played and I am sure I will be terrible. But I'm hoping to get to know other Sparkies in Denver and am hoping some of you would like to join me. I'll be there on Saturday morning at 9am. I'll be outside the east entrance, you'll know it's the e... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 08:36:25 EST Frisbie Golf at Red Rocks Community College Hello Everyone! I am hoping this gets out to enough people in time...sorry for the short notice. Red Rocks Comm. Col. has a frisbie golf course that anyone can do and it's completely free to the community! I should know, I work I have never played and I am sure I will be terrible. But I'm hoping to get to know other Sparkies in Denver and am hoping some of you would like to join me. I'll be there on Saturday morning at 9am. I'll be outside the east entrance, you'll know it's the e... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 10:01:03 EST Hi Everyone Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I am very new to this and hoping that i can do my best to stick with it and i know that you all will support me in this journey. Thanks everyone. <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 May 2011 23:12:21 EST Hello Hi to all in Colorado. I am trying to get fit and be more healthy. I'm looking to stay motivated. Tue, 31 May 2011 15:35:33 EST Time to introduce myself I've been using Sparks now for just over 2 months but have been dieting for a total of 14 weeks and now I am finally starting to feel like a new person. Since my diet began I am pleased to report that i have lost an incredible 48lbs. Sparks has given me the direction I've needed in tracking and controlling my diet. Before I was just counting calories and now i have direction with my diet and I am able to add what I need and leave behind what I don't. Wed, 25 May 2011 17:31:24 EST What Colorado/Denver Resources have you found? Hey guys! <BR> <BR> What places in Colorado have you found that have helped you make a change in your lifestyle? <BR> <BR> I'll go first! My feet and calves have been killing me and I didn't want to see a doctor about it until I'd tried everything else. I went up to Boulder to the Boulder Running Company to get a new pair of shoes. <BR> <BR> Running stores intimidate me, and I always feel like I don't belong. When I went up here I didn't feel like that at all. The woman who helped me ... Sat, 7 May 2011 11:27:26 EST Hi, I'm new here.. Hello, I don't know what exactly I am supposed to say.I made a SP yesterday.I was on SparkTeens but felt that talking to a bunch of 15,14,13 or even other 18 year olds wasn't cutting it for support.Since I want to be an adult it's time to move on.That's pretty much it I guess... Sun, 1 May 2011 15:07:10 EST Hi everyone Hi, my name is Roger. I joined spark people back in Sept. 2010. At the time i weighted 217lbs. I had to loose weight. I drive school for a living and my blood pressure was getting to high ( 140/80). Now , i had it checked, it was 98/68 as of march 2011. This has to be the coolist web site. Sun, 1 May 2011 10:43:40 EST Anybody go to Lady Fitness in Thornton? Does anybody go to Lady Fitness in Thornton. I am thinking about joining that gym, but I would like to hear about other people's experiences first. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:44:10 EST Humpty Dumpty 1 I am new to this. I have been coming on and looking around alot...never written anything before.I am working hard to lose, just not losing as fast as I would like.... getting frustrated. Coming to Sparkpeople helps keep me going. Sat, 23 Apr 2011 00:38:19 EST hey can you help? Take a look at my blog, see if you can help :-) <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4174070 </link> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:19:20 EST Free Bootcamp for Spark People Hey Sparkers! It's the time of year for outdoor activities! I'm excited to go on the hike on the 30th, and we've scheduled a free bootcamp the weekend before in Denver for SparkPeople if you want to go! It's outdoors and should be a lot of fun! You can RSVP using the link below. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ioning/events/17334356/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! Sun, 17 Apr 2011 10:52:28 EST Hello out there I just started SP 3 days ago and it seems as if I made a good choice in joining. From viewing many messages, everyone is so inspirational and eager to give encouragement. Happy and healthy wishes to all! <em>146</em> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:20:01 EST Hello All Hello everyone! My name is Andrea. I'm a mother od three ages 15,11 and 9. Today is my first day using this site. There is so much on here its a little overwhelming. I have about 20 punds to get to my goal weight and I hope this is the right place to get that extra motivation and support. Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:49:05 EST Anyone Interested in a Clothes Exchange? My pants are starting to get loose and I thought I don't want to spend money on clothes until I get to my goal weight.... especially because I can't afford it right now. I think the most important exchanges would be pants, shorts, dresses or even work clothes. I know I could manage with one or two pairs of pants in the between stages.... Anyone else have thoughts on this? <BR> <BR> Thanks Veronica. <em>9</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:26:27 EST DTC Lunchtime Boot Camp Workouts Last January I started my weight loss journey with a Biggest Loser group through my building. It was one of the major sparks that helped me drop 70lbs. <BR> <BR> This Biggest Loser group is starting again on March 31st (Thurs) at noon. The group meets at 4600 S Ulster St #100 from 12-1 on Tues & Thurs and then ventures on to a nearby park for a Boot Camp style training session with a trainer from Essential Fitness. No one session is alike. Neil, the trainer, keeps it fresh and challenging. I... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:59:37 EST What was old is new again. Well here I am again... I was on Spark back in early '09 and lost 35lbs. Life caught up to me and I fell off the wagon so to speak. I am back to the same weight I was when I started back in '09 so I am starting from scratch. The cruddy thing is that I kept it off for over a year and have gained most of it back since October of last year. I am starting out easy by getting back to the gym and and trying to be more active on Spark. I am going to the gym at least 4 days a week. I am just st... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:24:08 EST Open water swim anyone? I am thinking of swimming and running in this duathlon at the end of June. <BR> <link><BR>WaterSwimAquathlonSeries1.html </link> <BR> My biggest problem is that I haven't swam in open water since I was around 10 years old. <BR> Anybody up for practicing at Cherry Creek State park when the weather gets warmer? <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:11:16 EST Spark Denver Hike Ok, I've had a lot of requests for a team hike! <BR> <BR> Now that the weather is getting nicer and nicer I think it's a great idea! <BR> <BR> Date: April 27th <BR> Time: TBD <BR> <BR> So where do we want to go? <BR> <BR> Deer Creek Canyon? Red Rocks? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Please let me know where you think would be a great first hike! Wed, 16 Mar 2011 08:31:51 EST South Denver Area members? Are there any members in the south Denver or SE Denver area (inc. metro)? Are there any groups that get together in those areas? There is a discussion going about boot camp and events on the team, but everyone is in the north metro area. I asked on that discussion if there was any chance of getting anything further south but was completely ignored. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:47:15 EST Weight Training for Beginners Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> For anyone that is interested, there is a "weight training for beginners" class going on this Saturday @1 that is open to the public (cost is $10), and I thought I'd post it here to let you know about it. I've been working w/ a personal trainer since January, and he is hosting it. <BR> <BR> If any sparkers want to go, I'd love to organize something before our after to meet and talk with our group - I'd be so excited to meet some Denver Sparkers! I'm helping him orga... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:40:29 EST Bolder Boulder 5/30 2011 It's a Colorado legend! And it's coming at the end of May... <BR> <BR> I think it would be cool to run the Bolder Boulder just for the experience! <BR> <BR> Anyone else having these same thoughts? <BR> <BR> Maybe we could get in the same wave? <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Mar 2011 08:32:57 EST Runnin O' the Green 2011 3/13 Ok, totally last minute and I'm pretty sure I will have to run/walk the 7k but I'm seriously considering running this race on Sunday! Just wanted to throw it out there... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 08:30:02 EST Red Rocks Challenge (Starts 4/1) Alright, we all have a love/hate relationship with the stairs at Red Rocks but no one can deny that there's no better place to get such a great free workout in the Metro area! <BR> <BR> Because we are all at so many different fitness levels, I don't want to set a specific challenge other than this: <BR> <BR> Brave those stairs! Walk them, run them, sprint up the seats! You set your challenge for yourself and add it to this forum. <BR> <BR> At the end of May, we will have a little prize d... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 08:26:13 EST Challenge Corner I'd love to see some great challenges here! Although I love my virtual challenges - I would also like to mix in some other real life challenges that we can all take part in around the metro area. <BR> <BR> Suggestions for great challenges? Let me know! <BR> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 08:17:35 EST What would you like to see? Ok Denverites - what would you like to see from your Spark Team? <BR> <BR> I for one, would love to see more Spark get togethers - I need some healthy friends to do great things with! Hiking, biking, running? <BR> <BR> It would be fun to have some team goals (run/walk the Bolder Boulder?) that we could all do together. <BR> <BR> What would you like to see and what have you seen that works well on other teams? Tue, 8 Mar 2011 08:11:58 EST This team needs a kick in the.... you know what! <BR> <BR> Ok Denverites, let's get this show on the road! I was just approved to be a new team leader and I'd like to make this team a little more active than it has been. <BR> <BR> More to come later! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to the challenge! Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:37:50 EST a little sunshyne for u hi there I hope you r having a great sparks day Sat, 5 Mar 2011 17:07:32 EST WALK MS Denver 2011 Hi. My co-worker and I are participating in the MS Walk at City Park on May 7th. Is there anyone that would like to join our team? If you want to walk with me just visit the link below. It would be a great way to help out a good cause and meet fellow sparkmembers as well! Thank you so much and have a fantastic day. <BR> <BR> Just a couple of quick facts about MS: <BR> <BR> -In the last seven days another 200 people in the United States have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. <BR> ... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:11:24 EST Just joined up and am ready to do this! Hi! I just joined up today and am looking for friends in the central denver/cherry creek/downtown denver area to do this with. If you're around, drop me a note, I'd love to meet you! - Dane Wed, 9 Feb 2011 19:18:53 EST I've finally decided to get healthy! Hello everyone. Im 46 this year and Ive finally decided I want to be active and have fun. If I happen to lose weight in the process then I will be ecstatic. I have hypothyroidism so Im not planning on losing weight, but Id like to tone and be active...My family is very outdoorsy and Im the only fat one! Im scared of failure, but I promise to give it my all. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:49:27 EST Lakewood, Better Bodies Fitness Work out Partner HI, I am looking for someone to be a work out partner for me at Better Bodies Fitness in Lakewood. Its only $10 a month to join and its awesome! Let me know! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:26:37 EST Hi-De-Ho Folks!! Hey ya'll. . . .I'm in my first official week of trying to mull through the website and everything it has to offer. VERY COOL, I am very impressed with everything it has to offer. <BR> Now, I'm getting a bit overwhelmed with all the info and trying to stay on track and find some "people" interaction with similar goals as mine, so I have support. . . nick :) Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:55:55 EST IS IT SELFISH OH WELL IF IT IS I am a single mom of 5 kids and now it is time to take care of ZOE (thats me) well diabetes runs in my family and I am trying to keep from getting it Tue, 18 Jan 2011 02:35:19 EST Warrior Dash Aug 20 & 21 Copper Mountain Is any one going to Warrior Dash this summmer???? Looks more fun than a day at the gym. It looks like an event for all fitness levels, just get out and have fun.. <link> </link> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:26:40 EST I'm a rookie I'm a rookie at this blogging sites stuff...any recommendations? Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:33:36 EST Turning 60 with Spirit and Style!!! I'm a 60 year old grandmother of 12 and married to a wonderful guy! We have a "to-die-for life"style...self employed with a thriving business, a terrific family, we get to travel a lot, and more in love than when we got married. Eleven years ago I had a bad car accident that resulted in a brain injury. That first year I did nothing but cry, sleep,read, and eat---and gained 60 pounds. That 60 pounds has entirely changed the way I live my life and I am done with being defined by it!!!! I w... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:14:13 EST Losing Steam Quickly! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined spark people about 2 weeks ago, I have to say I am loving it! <BR> <BR> However...... <BR> <BR> After the holidays I lost pretty much all of my motivation. I know that I need to lose weight but how can I gain all of the motivation I had two weeks ago back?? <BR> <BR> I want to know if anyone else is struggling and that i'm not alone! And if you are, maybe we can motivate each other! <BR> <BR> I am open to any suggestions! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 16:01:10 EST Hello everyone! I just started using Spark People last week, and really got into it this week. From October till the end of December I put on extra weight, in addition to the weight I had gained from not working out over the past few months after summer. My goal is to jump start a healthy living plan and try to work out at least 3 days a week, drop my sugar habit (I think I'm addicted to sugar), and get back to my normal active and healthy self. I'm hoping I'll be in a good place for an upcoming dance auditi... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:39:08 EST This year will be successful Happy New Year to all of my fellow spark people. You are the inspiration I've been looking for. Best Wishes for a happy, healthy, and successful 2011. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:40:09 EST Hello Gosh, where do I start. My name is Karen. I joined Sparkpeople a couple of months ago but haven't really gotten into it yet. But my husband and I are both turning 30 this year and we've decided this is our year to finally get healthy. I successfully lost about 60lbs a few years ago and managed to keep it off until our wedding last September. But since then, I haven't been able to get out of "vacation mode" and am still eating like I'm on my honeymoon. My problem is I know how to lose we... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 04:58:01 EST Hello Everyone!!!!! Hi, I would like to begin by introducing myself! My name is Erica and I am new to SparkPeople! I am here because I have made a commitment to myself to live a healthier life and to take care better care of myself this year. I am a very busy person so this commitment in itself is going to be tough but I believe with the support from the group and my close family and friends, I will achieve my goals in 2011. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:27:16 EST Colorado nurse finally taking care of herself Hi all, <BR> I am a 35 (36 in January) nurse finally deciding to take as good care of myself as I do of my patients. I have a great dog and live right by the Chery Creek Trail in Glendale. I play lots of soccer, ski and run (for the dog and soccer) but need more and other activities to keep myself motivated. I would love to start tennis, swimming and pilates. I lost 55 pounds about 8 years ago; kept it off for about 5 years, but the last 3 years have been crazy as I sold my house and cond... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 23:58:52 EST walking trails I'm new to the area and I'm wondering, where are some great walking trails that are kid friendly and safe? <BR> <BR> I do live by some nice walking paths that I love to walk but I would like to mix it up and go other places as well. <BR> <BR> Also I'm a stay at home mother and if there are other stay at home mothers/women out there who would like a walking partner that live in along smokey hill and aurora parkway let me know. <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 12:27:54 EST New and hoping to lose some weight My name is Paula, I am 33 and a mother of 2 beautiful children, 8 and 13. With my first child I gained 50+ pounds, in one year I lost 25 of that. I was on a roll until I got pregnant with my second child and gained an additional 50+ pounds!! :D Both have been well worth it. I have lost 15 pounds from my second. My goal is to lose an additional 60 pounds. I start off really good and then somehow put myself last. I feel too busy to get up and get moving................. Even though wh... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:48:47 EST New to the team I am new to the team and just moved to the Denver area a couple years ago. I like the idea of having this group so close to home to see ideas from people in my city. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:03:30 EST I am new to SparkPeople I just joined today after recommitting myself to a healthy lifestyle. I would love to find someone to exercise with at DU Recreation Center. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:45:26 EST Ready to Change Hi All! <BR> <BR> I am Kirsten and I just recently joined this group yesterday. For Christmas, I got a kindle and found the Spark book and was instantly interested in what this website has to offer! I have to say I am really impressed so far! <BR> <BR> I am 23, just graduated from college in December and looking to be free of my overweight body. I am done with feeling trapped from doing stuff and its truly holding me back in life! <BR> <BR> Trust me! I will need lots of support in my new ... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 16:58:24 EST Encouraged Hi... my name is Amy and I am looking for a community to support me in my weight loss efforts, as well as supporting you in yours! I've lost 53 lbs. since June 2010 and I have 50 more to go. I am working hard and enjoying! I feel like I'm at a point where I need to have support from people outside of my close circle of family and friends. Each stage of this journey brings new "needs" and a friend suggested I look to SparkPeople... I'm excited. Suggestions on what to do ... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 23:24:16 EST Today is a beautiful day As a member of sparkpeople my goal is to lose 65 pounds. I am ready to get off the couch and live a healthy lifestlye. Looking forward to interacting within the community environment and achieving results. Sun, 5 Dec 2010 10:54:48 EST KWANZAA 5K Run/Walk 12-26-2010 This is the correct link for the 2010 Kwanzaa 5K Run/walk for 12-26-2010. This race helps fund Potts Trotter races throughout the year. Let's help this small, non-profit organizer have a successful race and send her into the New Year with funds to bring us more races. You will feel awesome doing her events! <link><BR>nzaa-5k-runwalk-2010 </link> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:29:44 EST KWANZAA 5K Run/Walk A great small venue race with a BIG HEART! You will feel like a star when you run or walk this race. Potts Trotters is run by a small woman with a HUGE HEART! <BR> December 26, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. in Aurora, CO at the Municipal Center, 15001 E Alameda Drive. Come join the fun! <link><BR>nzaa-5k-runwalk-2009-aj888?dart=F </link> Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:42:54 EST New and Looking for Folks Like Me Hello Everyone: I hope to be part of a great community of weight-loss and health partners. I live in beautiful Denver Colorado and have a great husband and a 14-year old handful who masquerades as my son. We all want to be thinner, more active, and healthier. I'm really looking forward to virtually meeting all of you. <BR> <BR> missdrlevy Sat, 20 Nov 2010 01:03:38 EST Lady's Fitness in Thornton Anyone have a gym membership to lady fitness in thornton? I Could really use a work out buddy and they have an excellent Zumba Class Sun, 7 Nov 2010 13:21:21 EST hello hi, i'm just getting started. need to make a change! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 13:32:02 EST I'm new here Hi my name is Cheryl and the doctor told me today that I am pre-diabetic. Clearly I need to get serious about diet and excercise! I go to Curves 3 times a week and try to walk at least a couple times a week. <BR> <BR> I guess I'll start by tracking what I eat and checking out the diet plan here. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:49:19 EST Donald I am a new user and have found a couple of problems. The first is homemade soups. I don't know how to do that unless I just manually add a food. Also, i can't get the notes section under nutrition to work. Anyone else having that problem Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:07:13 EST GYM Buddy Hi - I'm looking for a gym buddy for extra motivation! Anyone near the Colorado & Yale 24 hr fitness? Thu, 7 Oct 2010 13:44:44 EST Hi everyone! Hey everyone, <BR> I'm new to the team, and I just wanted to stop by and say hi :) I'm a 25 year old Stay at Home mom, and I live in the Baker neighborhood. If anyone is looking for a workout partner, than I'm your girl! Mon, 4 Oct 2010 01:02:27 EST Hello Everyone! Hi everyone, I have just singed up for sparkpeople so there for i am new, I am 27 just recently married, I need to lose about 99 to be at my ideal weight it sound good and i am excited but also scared of the unknow, this program looks really good as for i am in control and get to chocie what i eat also it will push me to get moving. I know i need to lose weight but i have had many failed attemps so my motivation is down and hope that i will find support. Sat, 2 Oct 2010 17:45:25 EST Here Goes Hi everyone. I'm Casey and I just joined. Starting today (despite the fact that I had leftover fries and ribs with ranch dressing for lunch and no breakfast to speak of) I am going to get healthy. I'm 23 and should be out living my life, not sitting at home because I feel self-conscious and tired. I'm looking to reclaim energy, endurance, and self-confidence. <BR> <BR> I don't have any delusions about losing the 53 lbs I'd like to in a week, or a month, or even maybe in a year. I just need t... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 19:25:03 EST Panerathon in Broomfield Panera Bread in Westminster, is having a 5K & 10K event to raise money for Rocky Mountain Food Bank. Are any of you going to be at the 5K event? If so, I would like to join you for the 5k event if your walking. I'm not a runner. <BR> <BR> It's the Panera Bread at:10450 Town Center Dr. <BR> Broomfield, CO <BR> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 16:45:48 EST Rock and Roll Marathon??? I just recently decided to do the half. Wondering if there will be any of you sparkers getting together for pre/post race meal or night out? I was also wondering if anyone had suggestions on hotel/motel for the race? I'll be driving from MT. <BR> <BR> Thanks all!! <BR> Deb Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:02:56 EST Neckpain??? I slept all wrong last night and now my neck has been sore all morning. I have 30 day shred scheduled for today...but I don't know if I should do it in fear of hurting my neck even more. Does anyone have any tips as to what I can do to still be active without hurting myself? Or should I just do 30 day shred? Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:22:50 EST What are your thoughts on "Laws of Attraction"?? "I see myself in perfect health. I see myself in absolute prosperity. I see myself invigorated with life, appreciating, again, this physical life experience which I wanted so very much as I decided to be a physical Being. It is glorious to be here, a physical Being, making decisions with my physical brain but accessing the power of the Universe through the power of the Law of Attraction." (Ester Hicks) <BR> <BR> I have volunteered to be co-leader of this team as it seemed sad to see the 'no ... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 12:52:54 EST diet24 hello everyone, i need help and lots of it. I would like to lose 1lb week for 24 weeks. My portions is very hard to do <BR> when i know it to much, my weight is 255 do you have any ideas for me. DIET24 Tue, 7 Sep 2010 14:26:30 EST Hi Hello My name is Kathy and i am so excited to start i have heard about the wonderful support and help that people get here . Sun, 5 Sep 2010 13:30:49 EST Newbie but not an Oldbie Hey everyone, I'm Gina. I have done pretty much every diet out there and have the battle scars to prove it. My focus now is to be healthy. I have recently gone back to vegetarianism to help with that. Being a vegetarian is humorous when your husband happens to be King Carnivore. LOL! I love to cook and love to cook for people with dietary needs. Thanks for listening! Mon, 9 Aug 2010 22:41:16 EST Any road bikers with favorite local trails? I usually ride the Ralston Creek Trail loop in Arvada and I do love it. I just took a long weekend trip to Glenwood Springs and rode the Glenwood Canyon and trail from Carbondale to Basalt. I discovered I love new trails and am looking for ideas. <BR> Thank you for any ideas and responses. <em>332</em> Tue, 3 Aug 2010 15:24:29 EST After phot;s and meet up I am a local photographer and would love to get a group meet up that we can take some after photo's. I would be more than willing to donate my time and the Studio space. We can get a professional makeup artist if everybody wants and split the costs among all who attend. Send me a PM if you are interested. Also check out my web site. Hope to hear from everyone real soom Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:12:14 EST Cherry Creek North Just joining now. I live in Cherry Creek North and would like a walking partner. Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:00:46 EST Moonlight Classic Bike Ride <em>332</em> Is anyone here doing this ride? Have you ever taken this ride? It looks fun! <BR> <link> </link> <em>108</em> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:11:38 EST Lets do this!!! Hi! I'm loking forward to my adventure in healthy living, and am hoping this website will give me the extra motivation I need. I am a nanny and lead a fairly active life, but pit fall is ack of consistency with healthy eating and staying active outside of work. I love to cook, mostly Italian, and am hoping to learn healthier recipes. I look forward to getting to know all of you! Sat, 10 Jul 2010 20:32:29 EST Looking for friends to reach my goal with.... I received a dose of reality yesterday, I did not fit into size 14 jeans, six months ago I was a size 9 so you can imagine how horrified and actually scared I was mostly shocked I have been in denial my self image is all screwed up. I think in my mind that I am fit but the clothes paint a different picture. I swear to myself I will not go up a bigger size because that will just be the stairway to hell every step will be another 10 pounds added to my body. I can do this and I am looking for so... Sat, 26 Jun 2010 16:53:50 EST Rock 'n' Roll Denver Race Hey there! <BR> <BR> I just signed up for the inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Denver Half Marathon and thought I'd see if anyone else was interested or already signed up. It is October 17 I believe. The link is below if you want to check it out! <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:59:58 EST First day of the new me Hello. I am finally trying to change my current eating, dieting, workout, and thinking. I am a mom to two kiddos under the age of 4. Life is busy and crazy. Sometimes I don't have time for myself. I end up eating a lot because my little ones don't I sometimes feel guilty for the food that goes to waste. I want to lose at least 50lbs or more. I joined Spark because I wanted the extra support and a more structured plan. Thanks and HELLO to everyone! Sat, 19 Jun 2010 11:48:54 EST Hey Y'all! I've been in the Denver area for about 5 years now and love it. I moved here from Tennessee, where the humidity is treacherous! I recently began running (again) and completed Running for the Green, Cherry Creek Sneak, and the Bolder Boulder. I enjoy being outdoors and have learned that this is the place to be for outdoor activities. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:11:14 EST Introducing myself, the Twirling Chef, Rebecca I have been dealing with my weight every since I stopped doing sports in high school. I have not been able to keep off the weight that I lose and so now I am making the committment to myself to take the time for ME! I will release the weight (I don't want to lose the weight because I might find it again). I would like to be able to get pregnant, however I would like to be at my goal weight before I do that! <BR> I want the energy to live the life that I dream about, own my own business and ... Mon, 24 May 2010 00:25:22 EST Howdy Howdy - Im Rudy - my friends call me dog <BR> Im here at the recommendation of my little brother <BR> Its seems that when I quit smoking a few months back all <BR> my friends started dieting - now it looks like Im the fat one. Sun, 23 May 2010 20:41:34 EST Groupon Half Off Zumba! Hey Denver Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you know that is offering half off Zumba classes in Denver. You should definitely check it out if you love Zumba! It's a time sensitive deal, so you know. Wed, 12 May 2010 10:24:08 EST Pound for Pound challenge Does anyone know where the food bank is that they use for the Pound For Pound Challenge from Biggest Loser? Maybe if I can help out there for a while I can get some motivation. I signed up to do this, but instead of lowing weight I put back on whatever I had lost last summer. Tue, 11 May 2010 23:28:03 EST LaydeJ is new here Hello all... I just thought I would post here cause next year My husband and I along with our daughter will be moving to the Denver area next year. I just wanted to get myself acquainted with some of the people here so I had some friends when I moved. I am looking forward to making this big this moment I live in cali on the coast. If anyone has any suggestions or advice for me or anything that would be nice. we will probably be in the lakewood area.. my husband will be going to the... Tue, 11 May 2010 00:31:58 EST Joined 5/7/10 Hello everyone!! I am a 33 year old, single mother of a wonderful 10yr old boy or "pre-teen" as he likes to say! My life has only been about him since his father and I split and I have not really taken the time to care for myself. I feel now that he has become a little more independent I should take advantage of it and get my butt back in shape! I have horrible habits that need to be changed asap as I'm not getting any younger. I joined this site through a friends’ suggestion, her sister is o... Sat, 8 May 2010 14:29:52 EST Hello, I'm a new here! I was looking for a calorie tracker and I saw this app on the Android Market. I download the app and thought I would check the website out as well. So far the website seems pretty interesting with lots of info. How well or how has the nutrition and the fitness trackers helped you guys out so far and what are you folks doing to keep logging on here and keep track of what you eat and what you burn. I'm just wondering as I usually start with something and do it less and less as the time goes... Fri, 7 May 2010 10:55:37 EST I'm new here. Hello everyone! My name is Dave. I'm 22, a college student, and an actor. I live in Denver, CO and it's my first day on Spark People. I love it so far and I am looking forward to finally shedding these extra pounds and getting truly healthy. I'm at the point where I am starting to feel my weight and it is effecting me in ways it hasn't ever before. I'm also worried about developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and my asthma is starting to get worse. I appreciate this site and its... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:06:33 EST What up?? I have just joined and wanted to say hello to the Denver team so HELLO DENVER TEAM:) I am actually happy to be out of work because I was on the road 100% of the time and looking forward the break while job searching for a Corporate Trainer job plus I get to see my son more oh and the inside of a gym. Have a great day and look for my blogs:) <BR> -Tommy Tue, 6 Apr 2010 16:55:27 EST Anyone tried Nivea My Silouette or firming lotion? I was just wondering if anyone had tried the nivea my silouette lotion or any of their other body creams and lotions?? Let me know if they worked or not and if you think they are worth how much they cost? <BR> <BR> I understand that the effects probably dont last after you stop using them but if they can at least help during bikini season then awesome! =) Sun, 28 Mar 2010 21:54:18 EST Red Rocks for Stair Fun Anyone up for some fun climbing the stairs at Red Rocks? Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:10:36 EST Stride3 Hi, I'm Dottie and I need to lose 50 # and I live in Arvada Co I been reading but haven't posted until today. Sat, 20 Mar 2010 14:18:18 EST