SparkPeople Fort Collins Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Fort Collins and surrounding areas. Welcome! SparkPeople Fort Collins Sparkers Team Messageboard Hope this works I have started many diets in my 68 years and many of them were successful over the short term, but like many other dieters, I always have gained back the weight and more. In the last year I tried to lose weight multiple times, but was unsuccessful. As I've gotten older, the weight does not come off like it used to. I exercise every day, but that isn't enough. I hope trying this new site will help, although the thought of losing 45 pounds is very daunting. 5 years ago I successfully lost 4... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:11:20 EST Hi! Just came back to Spark People, Lost 40 lbs 4 years ago with this, now I need to lose the last 11, been trying for the last year but its so hard now! Would love to make some friends here! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:06:01 EST Finding me under all lol. My name is Kayla and like the title says I'm trying to find the person I know I am underneath all the "me" I've put on over the years. I'm 24 years old and have a five and three year old. My kids are my world and I hope to get fit so I can be a better mommy. I've always had a little trouble doing it on my own so if anyone wants to chat or get together to work out let me know! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:55:56 EST Healthy Restaurants in FoCo What is everyone's favorite healthy restaurants here in Fort Collins? <BR> <BR> Beth Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:18:18 EST Fresh Start Looks like I'm not the only one who let the year get away from her! Hello to everyone. I hope you've all had a good summer, even with this crazy rain and flooding. <BR> <BR> I'd just like to get this message board going again; it seems a waste to have so many of us from Fort Collins and the surrounding areas and NOT be communicating with each other. <BR> <BR> Just to introduce myself... my name is Beth, I was recently married this July, and I'm looking to lose 75 pounds. I have no real time... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:45:30 EST Is Anybody out there? Been away a long time. I am finding the teams I was a part of are unusually quiet. I know this team has lots of members, but none are posting. What's happening? Post away. Let's get things moving again.... <em>381</em> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:03:01 EST Horsetooth Half Is anyone planning on doing the Horsetooth Half Marathon <em>366</em> this year (April 21)? It's my first half marathon. I was thinking I might try walking the course or at least a portion of it. Anyone else? <em>331</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:00:13 EST Black and White No More I have always struggled with moderation. When I do well with proper nutrition and exercise I do really well. If I slip I revert to unhealthy habits. Its the black and white thinking that I struggle with. Any suggestions? Tue, 5 Feb 2013 14:00:30 EST Diana Hi, I am new to the area looking to lose 40 pounds. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:01:23 EST Hello My husband and I are finally retiring in Ft. Collins. We will be moving here from Albuquerque later this month or early Oct. I'm so looking forward to living in the area again - we were both born and raised in Laramie, WY and it's almost like coming home. I have been losing and gaining about three pounds for about three years and am hoping that with help from all the members here that I can finally lose that last elusive 25 lbs! <em>253</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:05:01 EST Hey Everyone! My name is Melissa. I have lived in FoCo my entire life. I have two young girls and I want to set a good example for them. I need to lose a lot and I am excited to do it. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 00:42:45 EST Storage Units Can anyone recommend an economical and safe place to rent a storage unit in Fort Collins? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:19:19 EST Hi :) Hello everyone! My name is Jody and I just recently joined SparkPeople and thought it would be nice to get to know some of the members in Fort Collins. I am 48, married with furry children. I have type 2 diabetes, fibromyalgia and a recent breast cancer survivor. I'm wanting to lose weight and just be more healthy in general. Look forward to getting to know others. Have a wonderful evening <em>41</em> Sun, 8 Apr 2012 18:30:28 EST CSU Fast and the Furriest Hey everyone!! Just wanted to say that I'll be participating in the Fast and the Furriest, April 28th. <BR> <BR> I hope some of you can make it out there! :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>support/community_programs/fast-and-fu<BR>rriest/ </link> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:39:17 EST Looking for a biking buddy in FoCo I don't know if anyone is still active on the Fort Collins Team, but if there is someone out there, I'm looking for a biking buddy! <BR> <BR> I don't ride on mountain trails, but I love the trails around town and was hoping that maybe someone wanted to join me. I usually do about 30 min - 1 hr (somewhere between 5-12 miles) and will ride any of the paved trails or pretty streets in Fort Collins. I'm looking to go Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. Please reply if you're interested! Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:34:42 EST Bolder Boulder in 70 mins Hi - I am looking for someone to run the Bolder Boulder with me. I want to finish at or under 70 minutes. Any takers? Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:55:31 EST Happy New Year Just wishing everyone and Happy and Healthy New Year! Here's to an awesome 2012! <em>104</em> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 13:35:11 EST Hi Everyone :D Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Charity. I just turned 18 back in October and when I was 15 I was sent to a crazy hospital for the 3rd time in my life (long story) and I was diagnosed with a depressive disorder. It kicks in every once in a while. I'm straight edge which means I don't drink,smoke or do drugs. It's a lifestyle that none of my family gets. lol <BR> <BR> From anybody who currently watches WWE (professional wrestling) you can tell that I'm a big fan by my username. :) My dream is al... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 22:55:48 EST Holla Fort Collins! Hey, everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Lacie and I've lived in Fort Collins for about 8 years. I came to CSU and just didn't want to leave. I now work as a clinical research coordinator where there is lots of free, sugary, fatty, delicious food all around me at all times and where we work 10 hour days. So, my new mantra is, "somewhere out there is someone busier than me, working out," which serves to remind me that my health should come first, no matter how busy I am or what t... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:25:56 EST Small Insanity accountability group Hey everyone, I am in the process of putting together a small accountability group for Beachbody Insanity. I'm looking at working closely with 5 people. I currently have a couple spots open. This will start 11/13, don't need to meet locally. Let me know if you are serious about getting fit with this program and would like more information. Insanity has dramatically helped my running. I look forward to talking to you. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend. <BR> Doug Fri, 4 Nov 2011 20:57:47 EST Mud Brigade, Colorado Run, Running Group? Curious if anyone is going to do these races.... <BR> <BR> I JUST MIGHT do both... :-) <BR> <BR> Also would anyone be interested in doing a Running group now that the temperatures are hopefully going to cool down? All fitness levels welcomed! Fri, 26 Aug 2011 16:41:43 EST New here, looking forward to getting active here I joined SP several years ago, but never got active. Having just moved back to the area, I am ready willing and able to emmerse myself here and out in the real world, to cease the day. <BR> <BR> I have volunteered to help out here, lead the way with my experience, strength and hope. I have a lot to learn, but am doing the footwork to make that happen. To improve my life and hopefully help others as well. I know we all can do this, one day at a time. Sometimes one hour, one second at a time. ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:02:42 EST Join the craziness! For those of you who'd like to come with me on this madcap adventure, check out my new blog - <link> </link> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 13:19:26 EST Chat! Heya everyone! <BR> <BR> Thought we could start a chat thread. What's new? Let's check in! Tue, 7 Jun 2011 12:46:10 EST Daily Check in 5K race today - I met my goal to be under 36 minutes, but barely - 35:56 - I think - now I am getting confused ... must be because I am so tired ... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 18:56:07 EST There and Back again Hike Hi - is anyone interested in hiking over a mountain, spending the night, going out to dinner, and then hiking back over the mountain the next day? <BR> Check this out and let me know if there is interest. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ticle/aspen-crested-butte-and-back-again </link> Sat, 9 Apr 2011 15:53:13 EST March for Babies! The March of Dimes March for Babies is coming up - let's get a team together to walk 5 miles for babies! <BR> <BR> Join the Hospital team or form a new one - <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lleyhospital </link> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:38:09 EST 5K I plan to participate (walk) in the Flying Pig 5K in Fort Collins on Sunday, April 10, 2011 if anyone wants to join me. Here is some info: <BR><BR>ns-co/3rd-annual-flying-pig-5k-charity<BR>-runwalk-2011?act=AFC-GetSetUSA&link=1 <BR> <BR> I think there are enough 5K's in the area to participate in at least 1 each month through October. Let me know if anyone wants company for one or two. <em>104</em> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:05:34 EST How do you exercise? Whats your favorite way to exercise? Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:39:50 EST Upcoming Race Events So some of us have taken to the interest of running, or even walking a 5k. I know Sparks has their own 5k your way and from what I have heard its a great place to start. There is also the Couch 5k Program if your interested in it. <BR> <BR> I would love to get a running/walking group together, and atleast run one race this summer as the Speedy Sparkers! :-) What better PR for sparks then to get the word out to others in our community. I mean we know this is such a great website, but shouldn... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:38:52 EST 30 minutes 3x a week...can you do it? So we all know that the recomended exercise is 30minutes 3x a week.. maybe you do more then that or maybe your working up to that. Either way post what your workouts were here! <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:25:01 EST Water...Its a Must! So I would like to challenge you guys to get in your water every day! I know that I have struggled with this for the past month. <BR> <BR> 64oz of water... lets get it in every day! <BR> <BR> Drinking more then that? Good! I know the guidelines on water is always changing but not drinking enough is not good for anyone... <BR> <BR> So How much did you get in today? Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:23:36 EST Team Roll Call It looks like there is some new enthusiasm in this group. Wonderful! <BR> <BR> Lets check in with your name, how long you've been Sparking, a short term goal for this spring and what would be most helpful for you from this group. <BR> <BR> My name is TeDi. I joined in 2008. My short term goal is to get back into walking after 12 months away to heal severe plantar fasciitis. I would love to find a walking or workout buddy. I belong to Miramont North (and Central) and try to get there ov... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 01:52:07 EST new here, looking for a work out buddy Hi, my name is Katie and I am new to spark people. I am 24 and would like to loose 45 pounds give or take. I am currently at 173 and not in that great of shape :-( I have a membership to Miramont lifestyle fitness and am looking for a work out buddy or two. As the weather is getting nicer I would also like to get out and be active outside (hike up to horse-tooth or a game of ultimate Frisbee, etc). Would anyone like to be my workout buddy? Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:31:34 EST Zumbathon's to support local causes! Hey guys! I have been notified by my Zumba instructor that there is a Zumbathon on 2/27 at CSU Campus to help support the Larimer County Child Advocacy Center. You can pre-register at <link> </link> then type "zumba" in the subject box. You can also register at the door and it starts @11:30. The actual dancing portion is from 12-1:30. Its 15.00 per person. <BR> <BR> I was also notified of one that is March 6th, from 12-3pm at the Ranch in the Thomas McKee Exhibition Ha... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:08:28 EST New to the group Hi everyone my name is Theresa, i am 26 yrs and looking to lose 30lbs or more. I rejoined the Fort Collins Club and if anyone works out their and needs a work out buddy let me know. I am super excited because I feel that I am finally ready to change my life for the better as for losing weight and being healthy, Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:57:34 EST NoCo Fit Club Hey Everyone! I've been away from spark for a little while. I wanted to let everyone know that I have a weekly fit club in Fort Collins. We meet and do free workouts to help with accountability using some of the beachbody programs. <BR> <BR> If you have wanted to try one of the workouts, want to meet new people, be entered into the drawings or just come out and sweat, would love to meet everyone. Please RSVP on our meetup page - <BR> <BR> The ne... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:47:03 EST NoCo Fit Club Hey Everyone! I've been away from spark for a little while. I wanted to let everyone know that I have a weekly fit club in Fort Collins. We meet and do free workouts to help with accountability using some of the beachbody programs. <BR> <BR> If you have wanted to try one of the workouts, want to meet new people, be entered into the drawings or just come out and sweat, would love to meet everyone. Please RSVP on our meetup page - <BR> <BR> The ne... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:46:59 EST NoCo Fit Club Hey Everyone! I've been away from spark for a little while. I wanted to let everyone know that I have a weekly fit club in Fort Collins. We meet and do free workouts to help with accountability using some of the beachbody programs. <BR> <BR> If you have wanted to try one of the workouts, want to meet new people, be entered into the drawings or just come out and sweat, would love to meet everyone. Please RSVP on our meetup page - <BR> <BR> The ne... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:46:35 EST Overwhelmed! Hi and thanks for taking a moment to read about me. I'm Laura and I'm a single mom of 4 (2 still at home) and apparently gaining weight daily! I have struggled somewhat with my weight since my youngest was born 17 years ago (my other youngest is 2 years old and adopted). I quit smoking also over 2 years ago and then the weight really stayed on. I suffer with panic disorder and agoraphobia and some depression, so emotional eating is a biggie for me. Food is my best friend. I love to cook... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:24:48 EST Northern Colorado team meet-up Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know that the Northern Colorado team is resuming monthly meet-ups. You don't have to be a member of the team to come, please check it out :o) Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:13:50 EST Any Runners Down To Represent?! Hey Guys, <BR> <BR> I have graduated the C25k Program and am now just running to run, and following the B210K program to run the Boulder Boulder in May. Anyway... There is a 4 miler run in Loveland on the 12 of February. Curious if anyone would want to get a group together and run and Represent Sparks! <BR> Here is the website with info on cost and times.. <BR> <link><BR>p?/categories/1-Events </link> Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:30:23 EST Hello! Hello all! I've been in FoCo for a little over two years now, but I just joined sparkpeople and wanted to introduce myself. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 23:12:36 EST What's new with you?? Ok, so I was gone for a couple of months when my 'puter crashed and burned. I am back now and have missed a whole bunch. Time to get caught up and back on track. How is everyone doing? What's new with you??? Thu, 4 Nov 2010 08:40:34 EST Glad to be back! Good Morning FC Sparkers. Sorry I was gone so long. When my 'puter crashed, it didn't warn me first. A new CPU was not in the budget at that moment so it was either the library or naught. I am now back up and running and ready to get busy with the Sparkers again. So catch me up on what's been happening. Hope all are well and reaching goals. I have not been doing so well. Got to get back on track. <BR> Look forward to hearing from you... <BR> Herd Lady Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:17:58 EST Homecoming 5k? Is anybody interested in running the Homecoming 5k on October 16th? Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:09:02 EST Northern Colorado September Meet-up If anyone is interested, my Northern Colorado team is going bowling this month! The information is below. <BR> <BR> September Meet-up! <BR> <BR> GENERAL: <BR> Our September team meet-up will be Wednesday, September 15th at 7pm until 9ish. The location is the Chipper's Lanes Horsetooth Center in Fort Collins. Directions are at the end of this post. <BR> <BR> ACTIVITIES: <BR> We're going bowling!!!! Don't bowl? Can't bowl? Don't wanna bowl? Can't afford to bowl? Come anyway! I will buy th... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 16:12:28 EST Hello =) Hello! I'm excited to be getting back on the fitness bandwagon! Good luck to everybody else out there, too =) Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:07:25 EST Colorado Run anyone? Anyone interested in doing the COlorado Run? I am thinking about running it - <BR> should be on labor day Sept 6th - <BR> We could meet up! Sat, 7 Aug 2010 12:48:47 EST Good Morning! I just signed on to SparkPeople this week, and am trying to set up my "stuff". Not sure what I'm doing. I'm 51, have been married for 32+ years, have a 30yo daughter, and am a nurse at the jail. We have 2 cats and a new Golden Retriever puppy - who will be starting puppy classes soon - yea!! I like knitting, sewing, reading, home improvement, medical and criminal type tv. <BR> <BR> I NEED to get myself back into shape so I can enjoy the next 50+. Wanting to increase energy, endurance an... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:24:55 EST Hi I am new I just started using sparkpeople this week. My name is April and I have been married to my husband Jeff for 13 yrs. We have 2 kids, Hunter(10) and Mara(6). They both attend Beattie Elementary. I am going back to school to get my degree in web design. So if I have any free time I like to read and scrapbook. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 19:24:06 EST Meeting our Goal Good Morning Sparkers! <BR> We are just over half way through the month and we are more than half way to meeting our goal. Every minute counts. Every minute helps us get closer and helps us get healthier. Keep at it team. You are awesome! Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:46:01 EST Hi I'm New I'm not afraid to post just don't have a lot to say. I work out of my house and very thankful to have a job right now. However, being home alone most of the day has been a big change for me. It also hasn't helped with my weight! But since I've found Spark I've really enjoyed checking out other people's stories, pages and successes. I like tracking everything - so far! I even downloaded the app to my Droid so no more excuses. (Btw, any CardioTrainer users out there? I love that app. Helps to k... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 07:56:30 EST Northern Colorado Spark Team Meet-up I'd like to extend an invitation to the members of this team to my Northern Colorado team's meet-up! Please see below for details. <BR> <BR> -------------------------- <BR> <BR> GENERAL: <BR> Our July team meet-up will be on Saturday, July 31st at 11:00 am until ???? The location is Fairgrounds Park in Loveland. Directions are at the end of this post. <BR> <BR> AMENITIES: <BR> We will be located in a covered picnic area between playgrounds and a spray park (bring a towel and get wet!), ... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 13:30:25 EST The Roller Coaster There has been lots of talk lately about the dreaded "diet" roller coaster. You know what I mean. You lose the same 5,10,15,20 or more pounds only to have them return in a few weeks or months bringing all their bulky little friends with them. All of the sudden, the jeans don't zip so easily. It's harder to button up. The buttons in your shirt don't lay right. The seams are straining to stay connected. <BR> What are you doing to hop off the "diet" roller coaster, get healthy and stay that way... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 10:44:06 EST Northern Colorado Team Meet-up I hope the team leader doesn't mind me posting this here... My team is having a meet-up on Saturday, June 26th, details are below. Everyone is welcome! <BR> <BR> GENERAL: <BR> Our first team meet-up will be on Saturday, June 26th at 11:00 am until ????. The location is City Park in Fort Collins. Directions are at the end of this post. <BR> <BR> AMENITIES: <BR> We will be located next to two nice playgrounds and there is a lot of grass to play in. there are picnic tables, benches, and cov... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 17:14:33 EST Disappearing /Reappearing Act Sooooo what happened to Fort Collins? Did it fall off the map or what? I joined Spark June 1st and have been a part of this group since then hoping that I'd be able to meet other people to exercise with at least occasionally. Buuuuut....silence. <BR> <BR> My son's almost 1 year old and is always changing things on me so I can never have a set schedule but if anyone's free mid-afternoon he's usually awake and rarin' to go...Maybe we could take a walk or something? I'm not a good jogger and I ... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 23:38:20 EST I'm ready! I'm really excited about this program and feel really confident that my life is about to change. I have never felt so focused on doing something for my health, for my weight. I have been 'dieting' for several years on almost an every other day basis. I want to do good and be healthy then give up. I would feel like I failed, so if I blow it on one portion of the diet and don't do as good as I think I should then why bother. Maybe I'd start again tomorrow or Monday or Wednesday, but then do ... Wed, 26 May 2010 01:13:08 EST Completely lost I've come to SparkPeople several times, and am baffled by so much information. I tried to find a newbie tour of some kind, but didn't. One day I found a group I'd like to join, but couldn't find it the next time I came back. This site is sensory overload to me. Every time I come I figure I'll get it. This is the busiest looking website ever. Way too much information on every page. Can someone tell me where to find a newbie tutorial? Wed, 5 May 2010 11:27:36 EST Where is everybody? I just joined and would love to "meet" other Fort Collins and nearby folks. Where are you? What kind of things do you like to do? What are your successes? Have a blessed week. Sun, 2 May 2010 23:56:53 EST Hi! I'm new as of Friday, 4/30/10. I'm a young (and young-at-heart)great grandmother who needs to lose about 40 pounds while establishing a new life style related to eating and health habits. This group can be a great support to each other. Oh, I've recently moved back to Fort Collins and am thankful everyday that I'm back "home". Have a wonderful day, all. Sat, 1 May 2010 01:02:49 EST Hello!! Hello!! My name is Steven Press and I am 33 years old and 50 pounds! I've been "big" for as long as I can remember. I was always the biggest kid growing up and after college (and a slower metabolism!!) being just big became an understatement! Well...I'm tired of it!! I live in Fort Collins, CO and am a PASSIONATE lover of the outdoors! I love hiking, backpacking, and being outside with my best pal, Colt, my 1 year old Australian Shephard. There are so many hikes, climb... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:07:45 EST New to this.. hello?? Hello. I am NEW to this and looking for any words of advice. I am pretty active and think I eat well, but my weight has been creeping upwards for the last year or so. I am a first year vet student, so I am sure stress is involved. Anyone in a similar situation? I have never really talked openly about my weight, but change can be good, right?? Thank you to all for your help!! Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:25:17 EST New to this Site Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I've just joined this group and hope to get involved with it. I'm still learning my way around here. It seems to be an awesome site. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:27:59 EST Northern Colorado P90X meetup I'm starting a P90X meetup group. The first meetup will be on 4/1 in Fort Collins. If you want to work out with a group and try some of the workouts, check out<BR>o-P90X-Fit-Club/ <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Mar 2010 08:26:16 EST March is here. Come on, Fort Collins, get with it Supposedly Fort Collins Sparkers has 1530 members. If all the members get 1000 fitness minutes in March, the group will hit 1,530,000! With this one last day of February remaining, the team has only 25,000 fitness minutes. One half of those 25,000 minutes have been produced by 10 people. Come on, we live in Fort Collins. Look out the window on this wonderful Sunday. It is a wonderful day. Get out an walk. Go to the gym. Go up to Lory and hike. Just get your body moving. <BR> <BR> S... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:33:21 EST New Member This is like the weirdest thing I've ever done, but I read the book "Spark" and figured this might be my last shot at losing weight; it's either this or surgery which I've really been resisting. The website seems pretty confusing, so I sure am glad I read the book first. <BR> <BR> In my real life I'm an accountant for a large private company, but I'd truly like to be a nature photographer or painter. I've gotten so heavy I'm having trouble doing those things so. <BR> <BR> This is feel... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 21:48:07 EST Beer Appreciation Class Who loves beer ? I mean seriously loves beer ? <BR> <BR> Chris Love is starting a new 12 week course in Fort Collins, Co. He's a certified beer judge & has years of experience with homebrewing. I've tasted his stuff and it is amazing. Chris really knows an incredible amount about beer, brewing and about microbreweries across the country. <BR> <BR> He'll be purchasing a large amount of beer for us to try; About 8 beers per evening, sometimes more. So there will be a class fee of $100 for th... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:52:33 EST hi fort collins glad to be part of this! <BR> love fort collins, for its running trails, mountains, sunny days. <BR> gearing up for spring, yes, right around the corner?! haha <BR> at least it is lighter out now. <BR> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:03:16 EST Alley! Several friends are using SparkPeople and have nothing but good things to say! I've been struggling with my weight since I was a teenager; always yo-yo-ing from unhealthy weights to healthy weights. My lifestyle has changed a lot for the better but my eating habits are still sloppy. Looking forward to changing those and ending this viscious cycle once and for all! Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:24:47 EST Hi everyone! Hi! My name is Ashlee. Well it appears that I am getting active in this group kind of late. I never had time to really commit to this website and tracking my goals...but we got a laptop for Christmas so here I am! Although, running up and down the stairs to our office (in the basement) to quickly check emails was a great workout! I cant leave both kids upstairs. They are 3 and 6 weeks, so you can see how that would be dangerous. lol. Anyway, I am looking for people in my area that I can talk ... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:24:27 EST Youngun' Yes, that is me, I'm a 22 year old babe of the Fort Collins area. I'm actually ok with my weight right now, I'd love to lose a couple lbs, but nothing extravogant. Mostly, I'd like to become more active, jogging, biking, swimming, hiking. I love being in the outdoors, but in the winter its a little harder to find things to do, and people who will do them with you, so I'm hoping to expose myself to those kinds of people and activities! I recently competed in a triathlon in Malibu with my s... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:36:06 EST Hello I have lived in the Fort Collins, Loveland area for a number of years. I recently found and am looking forward to learning how it all works. <BR> <BR> I have tried many various diets, some with success most met with discouragement. I am hoping that this site will help me stay on track. I like the philosophy and the goal setting techniques. <BR> <BR> My husband works all over the country and I travel with him when I can. So that brings up a whole set of food issues for me. S... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 22:45:21 EST Hi Hey my name is Daniel. The roommate showed me this site. Figured I ought to start eating better and getting in shape. Hopefully this will help get me back on track. Fri, 23 Oct 2009 23:04:17 EST Hi All My name is Nick and I joined Spark to mainly to change to a healthier eating habbit. so far so good. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 23:10:59 EST Hi there Hi everyone, I'm new to this site. I'm just working on toning up and losing a couple of pounds! And I'm excited to learn why I have hit a plateau by tracking my food and exercise! Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:38:17 EST Work out buddies at local gyms Are you looking for a local work out buddy? Do you belong to a local gym? Do you have a favorite class or instructor that you would like to share about? Post here and lets get Fort Collins Sparkers together to work out! <BR> <BR> TeDi <BR> Team Leader <em>23</em> Fri, 9 Oct 2009 01:09:46 EST One by one the pounds will fall... :-) Hi, <BR> <BR> I joined Spark people a while ago, but I must admit it hasn't been easy to keep up with all the correspondence going on Working with computers all day just take away all my will to sit at my computer when I get home! :-) I think I've introduced myself before but didn't get any response so here I am again! :-) <BR> <BR> I'm trying to lose weight. I'm overweight-not obese. I exercise regularly, both my wife and I are trying really hard to eat the right way. It ha... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 23:31:23 EST I'm new Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've just joined this site and would like to lose weight and exercise more. I also recently moved to Fort Collins from South Carolina. I'm feeling like it's hard to compete with many of the fit people here in this city. Sometimes I don't even want to try. I've always loved sports. Now I mostly walk, though not too often or ride my mountain bike. I would like to lose about 25 pounds. This site is a little overwhelming, I'm not sure where to start! <em>217</em> Sun, 4 Oct 2009 22:46:47 EST Hi there just wanted to say hi, i'm new to this site, i am so glad i found it, it will be a great help. I'm inspired weekly by the contestants on The Biggest Loser and really need to change my life. I'm sure this time it will work. <BR> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:50:34 EST Hello Fellow FC'rs Hi...I'm finally joining a group of like minded travelers. I have been doing the long solo slog of the health and weight rollercoaster since I was 15---I am now 59. Perhaps the missing piece has been others. You look and sound like a pretty diverse and terrific group. <BR> I am the House Director and Chef(yup) at a sorority here at CSU and as much as I love my jobs---and I do- It is very isolating from other adults-- I could use some inspiration and connection to some of my peers. Look forwar... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 08:19:41 EST Hello There :) Hi, My name is Maggie and I live in Loveland. I am 28 and a single mom of a 7 year old. I am trying to form an overall healthy lifestyle. I was shocked when I realized that both my parents have diabetes and heart issues! This means I have to get healthy now so I can avoid these problems. I have always watched what my son eats to make sure he is healthy, but now I have to pay attention to me too. I also have a goal of being 140 by March 28th. I am planning the first vacation I have had ... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:17:47 EST Hello new to this team I joined SP about a year ago, then slacked off and gained all the weight back. I'm a 44 yo SAHM going through a lot of transitions. Decided to take control of the things I can. I want to lose 40 lbs and tone my body. Last week I began a training routine. I work out at the Pulse in the mornings and try to do yoga at home in the evenings. Right now I'm focusing on the exercise/fitness part of it, I know that if I stick with it I'll slide back into better eating habits. Look forward to getti... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 00:22:58 EST One year and counting Hello - I am new to all of this. I have a long term goal of losing 85 lbs by my birthday next year (short term - 2 lbs a week) as it will be the big 50 and I am dreading it. My life is in a state of transition - stock piled with a lot of letting go in the next 12 months. I would like to feel good about myself as I walk through this next chapter of my life and hope that connecting with others along the way will add depth and laughter to the sequence of events : ) For me life is about the ... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 12:30:58 EST 40 year old male, time to get rid of the tire Greetings folks! <BR> My wife and I just moved to a new town, and am taking the opportunity to try and get in better shape. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:55:29 EST New to the game Hi, everybody. I'm Blair and I'm new to sparkpeople. Just wanted to introduce myself! Good luck to all! Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:16:39 EST Hi! I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Brittany, and this is my first post on a forum. I am new to SparkPeople, so forgive me if I don't quite get it! Good luck with all of your weight loss goals! Tue, 14 Jul 2009 11:52:04 EST 20 years old and ready to lose!! Hi everyone. I'm 20 years old and weigh 245. I've gained over 50 pounds in 2 years and i can't stand it anymore! I'm hoping to get down to 145 by this time next year. I'm not sure if thats really possible or not but i'm going to give it a try! I would really love to have a little support group thing on here so any messages or advice would be great. Fri, 10 Jul 2009 02:49:02 EST New Northern Colorado Spark Team I hope this is alright to post here, it's not my intention to take members from this team but merely to offer an additional one! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Tell your friends! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get a new team going for people in the Northern Colorado area! I intend for this group to be small but active - a close-knit family! <BR> <BR> If you live in the Northern Colorado area, please check it out! <BR> <BR> If you don't - well heck, check it out anyway! <BR> <BR> To find ... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 17:32:48 EST Hi everyone! Hi fellow Sparkers! I'm moving up to Ft Collins (from Firestone) in the next week. I'm looking for some new teams to help keep me motivated so I thought I'd drop by! Visit my Sparkpage to learn more about me, I look forward to meeting everyone! Mon, 22 Jun 2009 16:27:58 EST Prizes for the Fitness Weekend I have a contact who agreed to contribute the prizes for this Fitness Weekend. They have arrived and here is a listing of them: <BR> <BR> An SP Cinch Sack <BR> An SP Lunch Bag <BR> 2 SP Stainless Steel Water Bottles <BR> A Red SP T-Shirt <BR> A Blue SP T-Shirt <BR> An SP Stress Ball <BR> A DVD by Coach Nicole <BR> An I Love SP Bag <BR> <BR> I think it is worth coming to the Fitness Weekend for the prizes alone. <BR> <BR> Tofer Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:08:47 EST Weekend Walkers June 13 or June 14 Would anyone like to do a walk this weekend? <BR> <BR> I was thinking of moving the walk to Spring Canyon Community Park which is at the very west end of Horsetooth Road. <BR> <BR> This page tells me that this area ties into both the Spring Creek Trail and the Fossil Creek Trail, but I haven't figured out where it does that yet. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you click on the Map of the park on that page, you will see a blow up of the park. Why don't we park in... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:09:37 EST Weekend Walkers June 6 or June 7 Is anybody up for a weekend walk on Satuday or Sunday? Meet up under this topic to make day, time and place arrangements. <BR> <BR> I cannot attend this weekend. I will be doing the memorial walk for Linnea Dick on June 6 and June 7 I will probably be in Denver spending the day with a friend. <BR> <BR> Tofer Wed, 3 Jun 2009 14:10:04 EST Fort Collins Sparkers Fitness Weekend On Saturday June 27th everyone is invited to join together for a Fort Collins Sparker event. We'll be gathering at Rolland Moore Park in the morning for fitness, socializing and a recipe swap/food tasting. Keep an eye open for more information. I will post the flyer as soon as I figure out how to work the link! I hope to see you all there! <BR> TeDi Sun, 31 May 2009 23:04:07 EST overuse injuries help! <BR> i think i have an overuse, running, injury in my calve, ankle, outside of knee area. <BR> what does one do here? <BR> will cycling aggravate it or am i reduced to swimming? <BR> i have doc appt, but not till tuesday. <BR> am going to freak if i cannot run. <BR> i need support and advice for sports to keep me in shape while healing. <BR> grrrr Fri, 29 May 2009 22:01:27 EST Weekend Walkers May 30 or May 31 Is anyone up for a weekend walk? <BR> <BR> Post a date and a time you would like to do one. <BR> <BR> Pick a trail in the Fort Collins walking system and let's go! <BR> <BR> Tofer Wed, 27 May 2009 07:57:22 EST Weekend Walkers May 23 or May 24 Is anyone up for a walk this weekend? <BR> <BR> How about starting somewhere on the Spring Creek Trail? <BR> <BR> Tofer Wed, 20 May 2009 18:33:50 EST Weekend Walkers - May 16 or 17 Is anyone up for a walk this weekend? <BR> <BR> It looks like we are going to start at the Environmental Learning Center. <BR> <BR> What day and time would you like? <BR> <BR> Christina Wed, 13 May 2009 22:01:31 EST Bike Commuting I was biking to work this morning and was wondering some things: <BR> <BR> -How many other Sparkers in Fort Collins bike to work? <BR> -How far do you go and how often? <BR> -Do you bike mostly on trails or roads? <BR> -Do you run errands on your bike? <BR> <BR> We have such great trails and bike lanes here, I hope you all take advantage of them! <BR> <BR> My answers: <BR> -I bike about 2 miles (one-way) to work. <BR> -I just started again and am going to do it all summer and through ea... Thu, 7 May 2009 10:39:01 EST San Diego Convention was great I went to the Spark People Convention in San Diego on May 2 and it was really great! <BR> <BR> I met some of the coaches and the Spark Guy, Chris Downie, referred to hereafter as the Spark Team. <BR> <BR> There were about 150 of us Spark People there. The Spark Team gave some lectures, we did some group walks/runs and stretching. <BR> <BR> The Spark Team people really are as nice as you would think they are from what you see of them around this website. <BR> <BR> They also talked about t... Wed, 6 May 2009 14:24:55 EST May 9 or May 10 Walk Anyone up for a walk on May 9 or May 10? <BR> <BR> Which day, what time and where? <BR> <BR> Tofer Wed, 6 May 2009 13:09:44 EST Hello hello Just signed up a couple of days ago and trying to get a feel for who's out there. I love our town and am so happy to see we have an entire team here! <BR> <BR> FC ROCKS! Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:09:11 EST Lunch Time Walking Buddies I am training to walk the Bolder Boulder and would like to do some lunchtime walks to add some more daily mileage. I am close to Lemay and Riverside and am looking to walk on paved trails to break my shin splints in right! I am close to EPIC but could get to some other trail heads or places in town. My schedule is flexible most days. Any takers? <BR> TeDi <BR> <em>68</em> Mon, 20 Apr 2009 00:27:07 EST April 18 Walk Can anyone be there at 9:00 a.m. at the Environmental Learning Center for a Weekend Walkers group? Please post here if so. <BR> <BR> Tofer Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:04:28 EST April 11 Walk The snow goofed up our chances for April 4. <BR> <BR> Does anyone want to go for a walk on April 11? <BR> <BR> Please reply here if so. <BR> <BR> Right now it is set to start at the Environmental Learning Center at 9:00 in the morning. <BR> <BR> Tofer Sat, 4 Apr 2009 10:58:37 EST What is your resting pulse In December I was in a car wreck and when they took my pulse it was 48 (I am 47 yrs old). I was surprised but they said sometimes your pulse can drop after an accident. Since then, my resting pulse has been between 45 and 50. Weird. Even when I was a ranger and in phenomenal shape, my resting pulse was around 60 (but I did live at 9,600 feet). <BR> <BR> Somehow, unintentionally, my workout routine has made me fit! It is good to know that all those laps in the pool have actually done somethin... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 09:37:35 EST April 4 Walk If you are walking with us tomorrow check in here before you go. I think the weather may be prohibitive. <BR> TeDi Fri, 3 Apr 2009 23:30:01 EST Spring Training Is anyone training for a specific goal this spring? Who's doing the Bolder Boulder? Any other good races or events you could share with us. Do tell. Spring is coming, I know it is (as I look out at the foot of snow in my pasture). <BR> TeDi <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>108</em> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <em>57</em> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 01:01:27 EST Roll Call I see lots of new members joining but it's kind of slow around our team. Let's try another check in here. Even if you just lurk out there, let us know that you are out there. <BR> TeDi Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:43:31 EST Fort Collins Weekend Walk It doesn't look like much is happening on our team board right now. <BR> <BR> Does anyone want to meet for a walk on Saturday, March 21? <BR> <BR> I am suggesting 9:00 a.m. at the nature trail head that is on the north side of Prospect between I-25 and the Neenan Company. <BR> <BR> I don't know the name of that particular trail, but as I recall it is a circular path that goes by a lake. <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:59:08 EST Fort Collins Sparkers Weekend Walk Hello, <BR> <BR> I live in Wellington. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet the rest of you. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the Topic mis-post. <BR> <BR> Tofer Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:54:25 EST What will you do for you this week? I apologize for my absence. Lots of sickness in my family and busy, busy at work. I need to focus on what I am going to do for me this week. What about you? What 1 nutrition and 1 fitness pledge will you make for yourself this week? <BR> <BR> I pledge to do at least 15 minutes of exercise in addition to my 30 minutes on the tread mill. I also pledge to get at least 3 fruits and 3 vegetables every day. I also pledge to check in daily about my progress. <BR> <BR> What's your pledge? ... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 01:16:07 EST Raw food mostly Hi, <BR> Anyone here familiar with the Raw Food Detox diet. I have been doing it (more success as time goes on) since mid-november. I think its very many levels to start at so everyone can transition to healthy raw and some cooked foods. I just wanted to find some support folks if possible. <BR> Hope to hear from someone! Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:22:09 EST What's your challenge What challenges do we want to work on as a team? Increase exercise minutes, more Spark points, weight loss, streaks, increasing our health knowledge, posting recipes... Pitch in with some ideas and lets get the challenges rolling! <BR> TeDi <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:37:59 EST 5 Minute Challenges If you missed the instructions go to the "Its pretty quiet out there" thread. <BR> Lets try to do 25 of these by the end of the day on Friday. <BR> <BR> First challenge: Drink 1 glass of water <BR> <BR> Extra challenge: log your glass of water <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:32:17 EST It's pretty quiet out there. It's pretty quiet out there. Everybody must be busy busy! Do we need a challenge or something? Maybe some 5 minute challenges. Just let me know and I'll get it started up. <BR> <em>135</em> <BR> TeDi Mon, 2 Feb 2009 02:13:02 EST How was your week? I had a great week. Our kids went on an overnight last Saturday and we were fiscally irresponsible and bought a Wii and a Wii Fit. I have been so distracted by that, I haven't been here checking in. My big news is that I broke 160 this week. I feel pretty good, having lost 10 lbs. It is a great start. What was your achievement, big or small, this week? <BR> <em>266</em> <BR> TeDi Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:57:08 EST Hello I was hoping I could join this team as Wellington does not have one. <BR> <BR> I am a 37 mother of one, soon to be two and have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I have about 50 plus lbs to loose after the baby comes and could really use some local support and friends. I hope I have come to the right place! Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:51:26 EST What's your favorite healthy (or not) snack? Do you have a favorite snack to curb those afternoon munchies? Please share! <BR> <BR> My favorite is Oprah's raspberry chocolate smoothie: 1 cup chocolate soy milk, 1/3 cup frozen raspberries and 1 banana. It's pretty easy and really filling. <BR> TeDi <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 00:44:02 EST What was your work out today? Looking for some ideas to mix up your routine? Want to share your favorite workout? Let us know how you get your heart pumping! <BR> <em>185</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 00:35:52 EST We need a logo I'm tired of that blank spot for our team. Any ideas? <BR> TeDi Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:22:15 EST A 1/2 a Freaking Pound!! Hi, <BR> <BR> Not sure if I introduced myself or not. I moved to Fort Collins about a year and a half ago. I've got a 10 yr old son and have been trying to lose weight ever since I gave birth to him. <BR> <BR> So last week I decided to start being good again. I got back on SparkPeople, ate really well, even exercised. And I lost a 1/2 a pound, what the heck!!?? <em>46</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:03:11 EST Let's wake this team up! Hi, <BR> I'm the new leader for the Fort Collins (and surrounding areas) Spark Team. I am pretty excited about jazzing this group up. Let's do some introductions. Let us know who you are, where you are and what you do - work and play. <BR> <BR> I'm TeDi. I live north of FC with my partner, two kids, two Haflinger horses, two dogs, three cats, three bunnies and a dozen chickens. My day job is HR Director for an NP. I love to trail ride at Lory State Park. I love yoga and try to practi... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:52:47 EST Hello from foco Hello. I just joined this website a few days ago. I'm 41 and looking to lose 100 pounds by next Christmas. Yeah....lots of work ahead of me but I'm totally committed. My oldest daughter is pregnant and it's given me great motivation to get thin and healthy to see this grandchild of mine grow up. I've been working on my food intake for about 6 weeks now under dr.s orders (triglycerides) and started working out at The Pulse last Sunday. So far, I've GAINED 2 pounds. Ugh Gotta love the s... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 01:59:39 EST Hi! I'm not sure if this team is still active as I just joined and it says the team leader is inactive. In any case I am a native of Ft. Collins and went to CSU..mmm.. awhile back. ;) I enjoy biking, hiking and x-country skiing. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 18:57:04 EST Workout partners Not sure if anyone else is a member of Miramont to workout but just seeing if anyone is interested in meeting a few times a week to workout. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 01:56:05 EST Gyms in Fort Collins I'm looking for an inexpensive gym that is close to CSU that I could go to over the lunch hour. Any suggestions? Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:14:04 EST Reward ourselves Has anyone thought of possbily getting together once a month and doing some activity to reward ourselves for our progress? Such as a weekend hike, bike ride, even miniture golf is some kind of movement, but fun. <BR> <BR> Just an idea. It is always good to have buddies along the way and I see there are alot of people in our area with the same goals. Fri, 3 Oct 2008 10:52:11 EST New to this Spark team Hi everyone, new here and new to Fort Collins, Started Nurtisystem today and I am using the workouts from Sparkpeople (you should try the Butt Buster, A real killer workout). My bio is on my homepage so I won't go into all that. My goals is to get down to 130 by 11-22-08 because my husband is taking to Hawaii for a second honeymoon. Took me three years to gain back the weight and because of health issues (Diabetes) and Hawaii I need to get it off. 30 lbs to lose I am at 160 right now. Any enc... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 17:17:01 EST CSU student trying to get rid of The Fr. 15 Hey everyone! I'm originally from the Western Slope, a small town of about 1,400 ppl. I joined this group because I am currently going to CSU. I am a sophomore this year and though I swore up and down that I wouldn't gain weight... I still packed on that Freshmen 15. I'm really fed up with how I let myself do it. But looking back (hindsight 20/20) I realized the booze and the late night Qdoba trips were by far the worst choices for staying healthy. I love sports and excelled in them in h... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 21:11:07 EST Hi all! - Eaton Area Hi all! I live near the Eaton area and work in Fort Collins. I'm a married mom of 2. I work full time and also sing on the side. <BR> <BR> I recently found out I struggle with insulin resistance so am trying follow a higher protein and lower sugar diet. <BR> <BR> I am always looking for a buddy! Fri, 18 Jul 2008 14:24:51 EST Hello Well it looks like no one really posts here much, but i'll give it shot. <BR> hi, my name is Jasmine, 27 years old and live in Fort Collins. I love love love this site, especially for the nutrition and fitness trackers. I never knew how many calories I needed to consume and burn to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so I was always overwhelmed. This site has helped me so much with that. I only joined a week ago, but I'm looking forward to continuing using the features on this site. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:46:42 EST Hello from Longmont Hi everyone. I am looking for a partner to workout with and just someone else to deal with the ups and downs with this. A little bit about me is I am a native CO, 48 yrs old and have a wonderful husband. I have MS so that has been my main reason for the gain of my weight, I am unable to work but I get around fairly well. As of today I have to start out in baby steps as far as how much exercise I do. Fatigue is one of my main enemy's. So if their is anyone looking for a partner let me know... Fri, 23 May 2008 11:03:04 EST A Unique Little Town Represented Hey everyone! I'm Moriah... not from Ft. Collins but a small town just a short drive east. Anyone familiar with Ault? It's one of those "blink and you'll miss it" towns with all of 2 stop lights. Anyways, I look forward to getting to know you all and helping push each other to meet our goals! Thu, 15 May 2008 12:55:31 EST Hi From Severance, Outside of Windsor! Hi. I'm new to this website. It'd be great to find a local buddy to maybe do workouts with, do some fun local stuff, & keep each other motivated. <BR> <BR> It's great to see others from this area! Fri, 4 Apr 2008 00:35:52 EST FC Half Marathon Training Hey there! Is anyone else training for the Fort Collins Half Marathon, coming up May 4? I was working out with a friend, but she has since given up! Thu, 3 Apr 2008 14:52:07 EST Hello OK well I am not exactly new but new to introducing myself. I am a full-time student at CSU and have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 11 years now. I am 30 years old and have three children..11, 10, and 4. It is hard for me to get to the gym, I know everyone says that, mine is a lazy is totally on me. :) <BR> <BR> My diet I think is pretty good, it makes it hard as I am a REALLY picky eater..but on a good note I LOVE at least that is something! <BR> <BR>... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 13:36:34 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi all! I'm a veterinary student here at CSU and have realized that I need to take better care of myself... if I'm supposed to preach preventative medicine to all my patients, I should probably be in shape! <BR> <BR> I'm currently 139 lbs.- an all-time high for me. I'm 5'2", and just want to get to a healthier, stronger, less-stressed me. <BR> <BR> Good luck with your diets! Thu, 27 Mar 2008 20:52:03 EST New here Hi there. <BR> <BR> I'm 42. 5 years ago I went on some medication for depression that made my hair fall out and gain 60 lbs in a NY minute. As if being fat and bald isn't an even better reason to be depressed! :) I went off the meds but the weight stayed on, and I gained even more. Last May I topped out at 215 lbs. I've lost 43 lbs so far - mainly by adding breakfast to my diet. <BR> <BR> I still have 22 lbs to go. I'm 5'10" and big boned so I think 150 is a good weight for me. <BR> <BR... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:32:19 EST Hello!! Hi, I am so glad I found this team! I am in Loveland, and it is really comforting to know that others in this area are here. I joined sparks on Jan. 30th and have already lost 12 pounds. I am finding all the tools and message boards so helpful. I look forward to meeting everyone. Have a wonderful weekend. <BR> <BR> Cat <em>252</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2008 19:03:06 EST Way to go! I'm so glad to see this team getting some new members and getting active. I look forward to getting to know you guys! Sun, 3 Feb 2008 13:08:37 EST Anytime Fitness Hey Everyone - I just want to give my gym a shout out - it is awesome. Check it out if you are looking for one :) Sun, 3 Feb 2008 01:01:50 EST New to all this. Hello everyone. I'm new to this sparkpeople thing and to be honest, all of it kinda overwhelms me. Just the idea of keeping track of every single bit of the food that goes in my mouth and every minutes of exercise that I do. Ok, enough of the pessimism. I'm currently 22 years old, about 5' 6'', and weighed in at 148 this morning. I've been running 20+ minutes almost every day for the past month and have seen only a two pound weight loss. I'm looking for encouragement and ideas on how I can do... Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:49:13 EST Another Newbie! Hello Fort Collins Sparkers! I'm new to this community - and new to SparkPeople in general. I saw this on Ellen today and thought I'd give it a try. Wed, 23 Jan 2008 19:50:29 EST Hey Everyone im new too! I have lived in fort collins for the past year, but always have lived in the area. I just had a baby in August and am working to get the weight off so I can be a strong example to my son. Also we are visiting family in Michigan this summer and I want to look good! I am really looking forward to trying this out! Fri, 18 Jan 2008 17:27:21 EST Hi SparkPeople! Hello! I've lived in Fort Collins off and on for the past 7 years. Isn't it a great town? I did South Beach a while back, but the holidays have set me back. I'm looking forward to giving this site a try. Fri, 18 Jan 2008 14:36:12 EST Hello! Hello Everyone! I am new to Spark and to the group! Still trying to find my way around the site. I love doing things outdoors and just live down the road from Ft. Collins! Wed, 16 Jan 2008 12:50:45 EST Sledding Does anyone know of some good sledding hills? I have not gone sledding once this winter and would love to go. Good way to burn calories climbing back up a hill too. Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:24:00 EST Hi new here Hi my name is Kim and I am new to this. I live in Ft Collins and am looking for a buddy to help keep me motivated and for support I have a long way to go to reach my goal Fri, 11 Jan 2008 00:23:22 EST Hey Hey just found this site today after looking for workouts on youtube oddly enough. So I think thats all say hi anytime if you want. Fri, 11 Jan 2008 00:22:08 EST Got Races? I was just wondering if anyone knew of any races coming up around town. Or if you had any quality links to webpages that have lists of upcoming races? Thanks so much! Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays! Here's to a new year Tue, 8 Jan 2008 19:42:47 EST hello I didn't see a new people sticky... <BR> <BR> my name is Laurie I don't live in Ft. Collins....closer to Ft. Morgan but I figured close enough <BR> <BR> just wanted to say hello.... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 13:41:52 EST 'Old Fat Guy ' joining up Hello to all of the FTC members. I hope everybody reaches their goals. <em>23</em> I do power lifting and just started to add cardio so I can loss some of this extra me :) Tue, 8 Jan 2008 11:36:51 EST Hi New Here Hello Iam 38 f in fort collins looking for a work out friend or walking partner I have alot to lose I want to make new friends I live on Harmony rd please write back if you are interested Mon, 7 Jan 2008 11:17:00 EST Hi! I'm new...sort of I'm new to the Team, but not new to Spark. :) <BR> <BR> I've been in FC since 2003, and am still in graduate school trying to get finished before next year. I joined SparkPeople at 200 lbs, my all time high. I was able to lose 20 lbs, and then I had to stop so I could fit into a dress for someone's wedding. Well, it took me 6 months to start on my weight loss track again. I could see I was starting to gain my weight back, and that was just not an option. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope to talk... Fri, 4 Jan 2008 16:45:03 EST Hello!! Hi my name is Heather I am 20 years old and live in Fort Collins, CO. I was born in Durango but have lived here most of my life. I live a vegetarian lifestyle and I am engaged to my high school sweetheart and we have been together now for 5 years. I am really excited to get started with this program today is my first day. I am so glad that they offer a place for people to go and talk. Thanks for having me on the team!!! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 13:32:16 EST Weather It's been so cold lately i can't go out and run or hike. (i have asthma and the cold air aggrivates it) <BR> the university rec center is also closed for winter break. does anyone have any suggestions how i can get my cardio in each day? something that doesn't involve too much money, i'm a poor college student, after all... Sun, 16 Dec 2007 16:36:55 EST Hi, I'm new this is my second day, and i have to be honest, i don't have a scale in my house. i need to remedy that soon... when i was in high school i was so busy with band and drumline and my horse that i had to eat almost 3000 calories a day just to keep up. unfortunatly now in my second year of college, i have none of that. my boyfriend and i have been going to the gym 3-4 times a week for the past couple months, but i'm not seeing any results. i think the issue is that i still have my old eating hab... Fri, 14 Dec 2007 10:50:36 EST Hello, I'm the Newbie to the group Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am not new to Sparks, but I am having to start over. I don't currently live in Colorado, but am planning on moving to the Ft. Collins/Greeley area soon. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they think of the area. I currently live in Florida, but am originally from NY. <BR> <BR> I don't know anyone in Colorado, but think that it is a beautiful state. However you know what they say. Sometimes a nice place is nice to visit, but you might not wanna live ... Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:53:25 EST Time to introduce myself My name's Gail. I'm so glad to find a group to chat with. I'm really just getting started, though I'm not new to dieting. What I need is exercise & stick-to-it-iveness. I hope chatting with you all will help. I know this group is small right now, but it will surely grow. Hopefully in numbers, not in 'size'. <em>211</em> Tue, 2 Oct 2007 21:35:13 EST Hey, hey, Fort Fun! I'm new to the site and I'm ready for some remotivation! I lost 35 lbs last year and with a drop in my motivation came a few of those dreaded lbs back on. Darn! But I'm back at it again with new tools and new friends to kick me in the butt when I need it. Looking forward to a fresh restart! Sun, 23 Sep 2007 14:03:31 EST Biggest Loser coming Back I'm not one who gets sucked into reality shows but this is a positive one that helps to encourage me to work out and eat healthy. If you haven't ever watched it try it out on NBC in 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2007 22:39:17 EST Homecoming 5k I'm training to run in the Home Coming 5k race - anyone else want to join in. It's $20 if you register earlier. <BR> <BR> See you there :) <BR> Sarah Wed, 22 Aug 2007 22:34:07 EST Hi I'm new Hi everyone _ I'm new to spark. I live in Fort Collins and I'm ready to make a lifestyle change to exercise more and eat healthier. <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2007 22:31:23 EST Hi neighbors My name is Jackie and I live in Windsor but have a Ft. Collins address. I just joined today so am still learning how to use this site. Hopefully with time I will get it figured out. Look forward to talking with you on this site. Wed, 1 Aug 2007 11:46:34 EST hi Fort Collins Wel, I am not sure how to do this, but I will give it a try. I am kind of new to posting, and just joined today. My friend Beth told me about this site and how wonderful it is. So I joined. I was amazed that there was a Fort Collins group! Thaat is just cool. <BR> I live in SE Fort Collins down off Harmony where they are doing all of that construction. I hope to make some new friends. Sat, 28 Jul 2007 19:44:48 EST Hello! Hello, <BR> I was just checking out the Fort Collins page and it looks like there are several team members, but no one is talking! <BR> <BR> Is anyone out there??? <em>200</em> Tue, 17 Jul 2007 12:32:45 EST