SparkPeople Evansville Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Evansville area. Welcome! SparkPeople Evansville Sparkers Team Messageboard Game: Think Emotion Think Food <em>194</em> Sun, 22 May 2016 15:43:49 EST Lose 5 Pounds In 31 Days Group Challenge! Weigh In Days: <BR> 5/1 190.6 <BR> <BR> 5/6 <BR> <BR> 5/13 <BR> <BR> 520 <BR> <BR> 5/27 <BR> <BR> 5/31 <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>223</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:17:56 EST Start a word that ends in "ing' Learning Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:42:20 EST Start a word of the last letter of the one before TiP Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:40:44 EST Game Forum The first word that comes to your mind Heaven Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:37:15 EST Hello Hello :) Wed, 5 Aug 2015 16:07:12 EST New life here I come Getting started on a new life. Back in Evansville area after many years away. Hope to find good times, good people and good health. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 08:06:38 EST Hello! I've been posting quite a bit over the past couple of days trying to get some activity going in this group again, but I realized I never introduced myself! Ack! <BR> <BR> I'm Rebecca and am a new transplant to Evansville. I recently got into the 5K scene in South Carolina because I realized YOU CAN WALK them. No one told me that! So, with a few of those under my belt, I realized maybe this fitness thing isn't unattainable and I should stop looking at it as a mountain that will never be climb... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 01:10:21 EST March Challenge I've been doing monthly fitness challenges in 2014 and thought I'd share the March one, in case anyone wants to join in! March is JUMPING JACKS! You can do them all in one chunk or break them up into smaller amounts throughout the day. The point is to just do them and MOVE! <BR> <BR> 1: 50 <BR> 2: 55 <BR> 3: 60 <BR> 4: REST <BR> 5: 70 <BR> 6: 75 <BR> 7: 80 <BR> 8: 85 <BR> 9: 90 <BR> 10: 95 <BR> 11: REST <BR> 12: 105 <BR> 13: 110 <BR> 14: 115 <BR> 15: 120 <BR> 16: 125 <BR> 17: 130 <BR> 18: R... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 01:04:22 EST 5K Wogging Buddy/Group Seems like this group isn't too active, but maybe this will help change that! I'm new to the area and have been scouring for some 5Ks to walk or wog. I am NOT a runner, but I would eventually like to be there in a few years. Baby steps, baby steps. <BR> <BR> I've found 3 races that I'm going to register for and would love to have someone or some people to "train" with! It'd be walking and the possibility of starting a Couch to 5K program in a few months, once we get a workout pattern going. ... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 00:58:54 EST Hi there! I am new! HI everyone. I am new to the group. I am morbidly obese, with just over 200 lbs to lose. I know I can do it. I am a disabled single parent. Going to try to get scholarship to the Y so I can get some treadmill time in and do some weight training (my muscles are very weak in my arms). I have alot of health issues and I want them gone. Losing the weight will help some. I am looking forward to getting to know ppl here. Enjoy the storm! Pray it doesn't get bad. Thanks for having me! <em>41</em> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:40:46 EST Running/Walking as a group? Hey Evansville Sparkers! Would anybody be interested in running or walking any of the summer/fall races in Evansville? We could run as a group. Any interest? Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:46:20 EST Buddy Hello, I am new to Spark People. I live in Evansville and I would love to have someone that I could lose weight with I think it would motivate me more and the same to the other person.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Ashley Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:30:43 EST Hello I just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> I am new to the program. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 05:54:15 EST Southern Indiana Classic Is there anyone else here training for the SIC in April? <BR> Art <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 14:12:01 EST Hey how are you all.. Hi all I just joined spark people it was neat to see that our city has a team of its own. How many of you are still active on here? Hope to hear from some soon. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 02:17:44 EST Hi My name is Pam My name is Pam and I live in Eville. I am trying to lose 60 pounds by August of 2013. I am going to be going on my first vacation in about 10 years! I can't wait! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:52:15 EST Hi Hi I am new to spark people and I am looking forward to chatting and the support that will help on my journey to lose weight ! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:21:56 EST New Hi everyine new here and just wanted to stop by say hi and maybe meet some nice people headed down the same road as me cause this one can be very lonely. I would love to link uo with some people needing a buddy to exercise with, share recipes, and just help each other stay encouraged I'm here. Hope to talk to some of you again. Until then good luck on a better you! Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:00:57 EST HI! I've never done one of these sites, so I'm not sure if I'm posting right! anyway, I'm Courtney. I'm a 26 year old student that's recently divorced. I lost a lot of control in my life and let myself get pushed aside. Now I'm ready and determined to make myself and my health a priority! Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:47:10 EST Hello from Evansville, IN I'm Leanna and I'm trying hard to lose weight and get back into shape. I've been trying since February to lose weight without much success so I'm hoping for help and support. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:23:52 EST Healthier You Evansville <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if any of you know about this or not. Above is the link about it. I bought a wagon for my 22 1/2 month daughter and she and I are going to try and go to most of these throughout the summer. They start this Satruday April 7. There are some other 5k and 5 mile walks I'm going too. April 14 is the MS Walk and April 28 is the St. Jude walk in Eville. So there are several healthy activities in Evansville to do this summ... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 16:40:33 EST Hello Everyone Although I am new to SP I am not new to Evansville. My husband & I have been living here for almost five years now. Even so I don't get out much so I still don't really know my way around here....LOL Recently my husband bought me a BoFlex Treadclimber which I try to use every other day, but I have a bad knee so this doesn't always work out so well. Still I am not about to give up. I love to walk & power walking is something that I can more easily do. On my husband's days off we try to go down... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:52:47 EST Anyone doing the 7k run of luck? Hi Spark Evansville Members? Any planning to do the run of luck 7k? I just found out they moved it to newburgh this year. It's on the river front and should be a nice run. It will be my first run of any kind like this. I'm pretty excited about it. Down 30 lbs since Jan 3rd. <BR> <BR> BTW I'm a far east sider. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:31:05 EST Hello Hi I am a 41 yr old in Evansville, I go to the YMCA I am brand new to this site. Kinda nervous. Need to lose 61 lbs! Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:17:22 EST Hello? Is this thing on?!? Does anyone use this team anymore? I know it says leader is inactive...hard to stay motivated w/o help. Sun, 30 Oct 2011 10:26:00 EST Hi Friends I am Gina. I am 46 years old and have really started having problems with my weight the last 2 years. I am very self-conscious about the way I look and have been trying to get 25 lbs off for over a year...only to put 15 on. I've tried diet after diet and nothing is working. Discouraging is not the word!! Anyway, I ran across sparkle and thought.....why not? If I could just get motivated and see some positive results, I think I'd feel much better. I work evenings in a hospital and it ... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:40:14 EST Great Pumpkin Metric Hey Team, <BR> Just wondering how many Sparkers we have cycling in Evansville Bike Club's Great Pumpkin Metric? For those of you who don't know what it is here is the info from EBC's website. <BR> <BR> The Great Pumpkin Metric is a scenic, rural bicycle tour through southwestern Indiana. Cyclists will ride through portions of Vanderburgh and Posey Counties and enjoy some of the best riding this region has to offer. Riders can choose from a 100K, 50K, or 25K route (62 miles/31 miles/15.5 mile... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:08:39 EST Hi everyone I'm gardenlady1610 I may be slow getting started but I plan to make good use of all the info I can find. I did join about a week ago. There is so much info to look at it was a bit overwhelming at firs tbut I think I have the hang of it now. I am a mostly Vegetaarian. I do still eat some seafood and have mostly given up chicken recently. I gave up red meat quite a while ago. I also have a grown daughter who is a vegan so I do eat some vegan meals as well. Quite a combination of eating styles isn't it. I... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 18:53:57 EST waterpaddler new to this hi tech conversing over the wire or airwaves. just wanting to see if I could get a spark to get out and do what I always loved doing playing outside. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:06:31 EST need to get these lbs off. hi everybody i am new to sp hope to meet a few of you all live on west side Evansville, I like yard work and wood work in my work shop have a green house but don't use much any more.I try to work out in my gym at home boy its hard don't eat right well guess i don't do a lot right when comes my health need help. I am 232 lbs now like to get to 185lbs.Hope to hear and meet some of you soon. thanks cya. ps Love playing golf not good at it but have fun doing it. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:14:48 EST March 2011...Up and walking anyone? Who is walking? What is your favorite time, walking video, place, motivator? <em>311</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 00:56:03 EST 46 more pounds to go! Hi, my name is Sheri. I have lived in Evansville for almost 8 years and have just learned of SparkPeople while looking through a fitness magazine at my gym, Nitro Fitness. I have two kids, 6 and 1 years old. I've been married for 8 years (this Thursday!) to a wonderful man who has been my motivation to get back into shape. I am currently 166 pounds (lost 3 pounds this week!) and would like to get back down to 120 pounds (my pre-pregnancy weight). I have been going to Nitro Fitness almost ever... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:33:03 EST first week Growing with renewed hope with each day I've connected with SparkPeople. I'm beginning to think I can do this. I was looking for someway to believe that I could make it work this time. I am truly gaining encouragement from all of you. Thanks. I needed you. <em>304</em> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 13:26:34 EST New to Spark Hello all! I jut signed up on here today. I am still trying to figure this all out! Any good tips that will help with this? Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:36:24 EST Hey! Hey everyone! So I'm new. I'm really social and love to meet new people so talk to me!!! I'm a student, I'm engaged, I love music and movies, I love love LOVE to write and read. I'm really easy to talk to so yeah!! Let's be friends! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:28:25 EST Biking and Rollerblading Are there safe places to bike and/or rollerblade in Evansville? Are there any roller rinks or anything around? Sun, 23 May 2010 09:32:32 EST Spring Cleaning up my health Hello All! <BR> I'm trying to get back on track to better health and all that goes with it. I started in October; however, unfortunately, got off track. I could blame lack of sleep (love that insomnia), holiday/family stress, job loss, and more. However, I think I know I used those as excuses at the time. I just lost attention to myself and wrongly thought I didn't have time/energy to keep up anymore. Just being honest here. It's spring, and I'm not where I thought I'd be. So here I go... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 09:20:58 EST Introducing myself Hello! I hope this is the way to introduce myself! I am a 59 year old living on the east side of Evansville. I am a mother of four grown children, about to become a grandmother twice. My husbnad and I have a home based business in the health field, and I need to get moving again and lose about 20 pounds. Love to walk, and am making myself go to the Y. Fri, 2 Apr 2010 11:29:52 EST Hello Hi Everyone. My name is Sarah and I live and work on the eastside of Evansville. I joined SP yesterday and did my first workout in a VERY LONG time. <em>33</em> <BR> I am determined to take control of my weight and get back to the healhty girl I used to be. If anyone knows of any walking or exercising groups in town, please, let me know. <BR> <BR> Take Care! Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:49:12 EST Day 22 of my 30 day bootcamp. Just call me Grym. I used to lead an active lifestyle many years ago. When I changed career fields I ended up sitting in front of a computer most of the time. Now in my 40s I hate to look at myself. I feel tired all the time, unmotivated.. stagnant. <BR> <BR> I have made up my mind to change that. A friend of mine suggested this site and so far I love the tools.. just what I need to help me track things.. I'm not very organized. Can't wait to see my abs muscles again. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:37:04 EST Thank You! Im very glad SparkPeople exists! I was looking for some motivation and support to help me shed off my winter weight! This seems to be the perfect place for that and the price is awesome. I need to save every dollar I can for the male strippers I plan to have for my 40th birthday bash in May!!!! 40 is the main reason why I have decided once and for all to shed my extra baggage. I am also fresh out of a miserable 15 year marriage and I am so ready to start my new life in this new year!!! Yeah... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:23:39 EST I'm new Don't know where to go to set up my 'profile'. I'm wanting to walk the greenway. The couchK5 thing. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 13:08:34 EST New to Message Board I've been using sparkpeople off and on for a couple of years now. I've never really got into blogging or communicating with other sparkers. I still don't know if I want to be talking to strangers on here, but we'll see. I'm a stay at home mom with 2 beautiful girls. I've struggled with my weight for years. One of my main reasons for wanting to lose weight is so that I can have more energy to keep up with my kids. I have a hard time staying motivated since I've been home with my kids. A... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:58:18 EST Scale-a-holic needs a buddy to keep me accountable Hi this is a different buddy posting than is usual. I get on the scale repeatedly during the week and it's ups and downs really affect my mood. I need a buddy to be accountable to that I only get on the scale on Fri. AM for weigh ins no in between weigh times. Right now the scale shows a 1lb gain for the week and it's stressing me out. (I changed my workout a little this week so I know that's probably what it is, but still.) If anyone would like to keep me accountable please let me know. Than... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:10:25 EST Anyone up for a new challenge? It's been a while since this board has been active. Anyone up for starting a new challenge? Any suggestions on what to do? Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:15:38 EST Can a woman lose weight during your period? Can a woman lose weight during your period, without feeling fatigue or hunger? Mon, 8 Feb 2010 13:42:27 EST Brand Spanking New Been looking for something to help me stay focused on eating healthy and losing a LOT of weight. Been overweight all my life and I guess I've finally decided to do something about it. My problem is that I truly and deeply HATE TO EXERCISE! I don't mind cleaning house or gardening or playing golf or stuff, but I HATE to exercise. I can't seem to get myself motivated to do it. I need real help. <em>15</em> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:22:41 EST New Hi there. I am very new to this page. I had my second child 5 months ago and am looking forward to loosing some weight! I have a hard time staying motivated but am really trying to eat healthy and work out. I work 2 jobs currently and also have a 7 year old daughter so my time is somewhat limited. I hope am able to stay on track and not only loose some weight but just be healthier all around! Sat, 9 Jan 2010 10:03:14 EST New Year I was wondering if anyone has set their goals for the New Year. I am still working on mine but my first goal will start on Jan 1. I just got the EA Active Sports for my Wii and it has a 30 day challenge and that is my first goal. I will set the rest of them soon. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great New Year. Wed, 30 Dec 2009 11:33:57 EST Back on track Hi All, <BR> I started out a year and a half ago with weight watchers and lost 40 lbs. then I started working out at a local fitness club and lost another 20 lbs. I have been stuck here and fluctuating between 8 lbs and decided I needed to get back on track. One of the girls at the gym said she had been coming here and was doing great so I decided to try it out. <BR> I would love to hear how everyone else is doing and get any advice anyone has to offer. <BR> Wishing you continued luck & sel... Sat, 12 Dec 2009 02:23:35 EST Back on track Hi All, <BR> I started out a year and a half ago with weight watchers and lost 40 lbs. then I started working out at a local fitness club and lost another 20 lbs. I have been stuck here and fluctuating between 8 lbs and decided I needed to get back on track. One of the girls at the gym said she had been coming here and was doing great so I decided to try it out. <BR> I would love to hear how everyone else is doing and get any advice anyone has to offer. <BR> Wishing you continued luck & sel... Sat, 12 Dec 2009 00:23:54 EST Here I go again... I have never, EVER made it past a few weeks of dieting. I'm hoping that it will be different with Sparkpeople. I've realized that one of my problems is that I insist on doing everything 'perfect' the first time and really beat myself up over eating too much (which inevitably happens) - then I just give up. I guess motivation is a BIG issue for me. I'm really looking forward to having some real, human support! Nice to meet all of you! Wed, 9 Dec 2009 07:46:20 EST Extra Candy? If any of you have extra candy in your house you'd like to give away, I am taking a collection and sending it to some friends who are deployed to Afghanistan. <BR> <BR> You can message me for contact info if you're interested! <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Sun, 1 Nov 2009 13:16:28 EST Tracking a journey in a new way. Hi! My name is Deanne. I'm 32 years old and a mother of four sons 14yrs, 9yrs, 7yrs, and 6yrs. I have put on a lot of weight over these fourteen years and it is time for me to take it off. I have been working on this since the beginning of this year (2009). I found this site because I wanted to start tracking my calories. Hope to make some friends on here and most of all I hope to further my progress in living out a healthy, productive life. Here's to the adventure! <em>30</em> Fri, 30 Oct 2009 01:16:10 EST Ivy Tech Free Community College Day, Nov 7, 2009 Hello everyone! Just thought I would pass along some information. Ivy Tech is having a free community college day on November 7 from 9:30 to 12:30. They are offering a lot of free classes! You can call them or check out their website. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let others know I will be teaching one of the free fitness classes. Hoopdancing from 10 to 11 am! It will be tons of fun and easy for everyone to do. Space is limited, so please arrive early or I believe you can pre-register. ... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 16:49:03 EST November Goals Does anyone have any goals for November? <BR> <BR> I plan to stay in calorie range everyday. <BR> Exercise more consistently. <BR> Lose 10 pounds. <BR> Not freakout when Thanksgiving comes. Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:54:10 EST Turoni's Have any of you been to Turoni's? We have a friend coming into town tomm. night who REALLY wants to go there, but the food is not exactly diet friendly. <BR> <BR> Just wondering if any of you have been there and if you've found any nutritional info out there-I googled it but with no luck! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 23 Oct 2009 22:46:21 EST Anyone going to the fall festival? Hubby and I went today. Before noon because we have never been. It wasn't too busy. Of course because of the time of day. I could not believe all the food booths. Wow. We walked up and down and finally settled on a Pork tenderloin and onion rings. I know not the right food when you are trying to watch your weight. I didn't eat a lot of either. More onion rings then tenderloin. But I actually did exercise this morning which is something I haven't done in too long. <BR> <BR> If you decide to ... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 18:53:08 EST Anyone doing or have done the Turkey Run? I was thinking of signing up for the Goodwill Turkey Run 5k. Anyone else doing this? Anyone else that has done it before? What are your thoughts on the race? Is it well-organized? Fun? It says it is a simple, flat race. Tue, 29 Sep 2009 15:24:51 EST What are you looking for from this group? Hello, I'm Rachel. I attended the SP Convention over the weekend, and they were encouraging us to get our local teams more active. I think that is great. There are other local teams that have "SP Rallies" and get together to support each other. It got me thinking, what I and others would like to get from our local team. It hasn't been very active lately. <BR> <BR> So, I will go first: <BR> 1. I would love to meet a workout partner. <BR> 2. To meet people with common interest. We ju... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 15:20:12 EST New here! Hey everyone! I'm Bonnie, my husband and I moved to Evansville from Clarksville,TN around the end of June. My husband is attending USI and I am looking for a job until tax season starts-I work at H&R Block during the tax season(first year in IN though) <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can get to know some of you better! I only know one person here! <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Sep 2009 16:47:24 EST anyone going to the convention next month? Hello, I just registered for the convention next month in Cincinnati. I lived in the CIncinnati area for about 8 years then just moved to Evansville last month. It would be great to meet up at the convention and maybe start chatting beforehand. I'd love to start meeting people in this area with the same interest as me. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:23:08 EST When you work out.... Do you do cardio before strength training, or strength training then cardio?.. I'm just wondering which order is better to do. Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:18:08 EST Anyone interested in HoopDancing? I just bought a hoop (actually she sent me 2). Does anyone do hooping or hoopdancing? I'm really interested in learning. Would anyone be willing to teach me? If no one is currently hooping, is anyone willing to learn? I've been just watching clips on the internet and teaching myself. It is a lot of fun! But I'd love to have someone or a group to do it with. I guess they are really easy to make, if there are more people interested we could have a hoop making "party". I'd be open to or... Wed, 5 Aug 2009 13:57:28 EST Hello! Hey everyone -- <BR> <BR> My name is Rachel, I'm 22 years old and had my first child about 2 months ago. I have some baby weight to get rid of, and to be honest I was a little overweight before getting pregnant. I recently joined the website and I am really getting into it!.. It's really nice to see exactly how many calories I am taking in each day. I am just trying to get acquainted with the website -- one question I have is where do I go to make one of the weight tracker things? Well I ho... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 10:31:57 EST What exercise do you find the most challenging? I enjoy going to Curves every day. However I find it difficult to walk around the block without getting out of breath. It is worse if I push my granddaughter in her stroller. Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:23:57 EST August Challenge Is anyone up for a little friendly challenge? I am going to do 30 minutes of cardi at least 16 times in August. That is every other day. Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:26:18 EST For Sale: Awesome Double Jogging Stroller! I have a very nice double jogging stroller made by BOB (Beast of Burden). It really is the best jogging stroller made (feel free to research that :) It is 2 years old, but still the current model. Retails at $569, I am asking $350. I really hate to see it go, but we will be upgrading to a quad stroller. Our family keeps on growing! ;) <BR> Feel free to e-mail me at <BR> Thanks! Tue, 30 Jun 2009 22:21:06 EST Hello Everyone! I have been part of the group for quite some time, but I haven't ever introduced myself, so I figured why not now! <BR> <BR> My name is Brian. I am a 30 year old college administrator. I've lived in Evansville since July 2004. I joined SparkPeople in March 2008, and last year, seemed to do really well with things. I had lost nearly 50 pounds between July 2008-November 2008. However, once winter set in, I found myself seeking "excuses" for not working out. <BR> <BR> When I went to the doctor... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 09:59:21 EST Hi All Hey guys. I just joined Spark. Trying the whole diet thing again. I think I'm more determined this time, lol. I guess we will see. My first goal is to lose 15 lbs. Im counting calories. Im hoping this site and the people can help me along the way. I live in Francsico. Looking for some spark friends too. Just stopping by to introduce myself. Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:50:18 EST Need Walk Partner around McCutchanville Area Looking for someone to walk in the evenings around Scott School Area or Vand Co. 4-H Center. Need someone to help keep be accountable. Let me know if you are interested. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 23:07:04 EST i need someone to run with i have a little problem...i had 2 people that i could run with. my best friend as the main person and my sister as a back up. they have both bailed out on me for the last week ive been running by myself. im new at it but i need someone that will push me a little harder and someone that i can push to stive harder when its needed. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 18:40:10 EST June Challenge How about a small little challenge like take a walk, jog, bike ride, etc. somewhere in the community once/week that you normally don't go to, and post. We'll see how many different areas we can cover in the month. <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:31:46 EST Hello Hi everyone, I am new to this website and still learning the ins and outs of it. I am a recent graduate from USI with a BSN in Nursing. I work at St. Mary's currently. Throughout school I gained about 40 extra pounds that I did not want. I am engaged to be married in July of 2010 and would love to look like I use to in high school. So hopefully with the help of this website I will be able to drop the weight, rediscover my old body, and look wonderful on my wedding day! Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:54:01 EST Exercise buddy I'm looking for an exercise buddy. I have 2 little ones so pushing a stroller alone can make it difficult to keep at it. Anyone have little ones that would like to keep us company? Fri, 5 Jun 2009 22:49:46 EST New again Hello all. New again. How many times have we said that. This time I am determined. 30th year class reunion coming up in Sept and want to lose 20 pounds. Goal is more, but baby steps. Any help, tips, encouragement will be appreciated. Tue, 2 Jun 2009 09:27:54 EST Post your successes! Let's get this place a little more active! <BR> <BR> I think we should have a place where we can congratulate people when they feel awesome. What have you done recently, weight-loss related or not, that has made you proud? <BR> <BR> I'll go ahead and start. I weighed myself this morning and found I finally got under 159lbs. While I only lost 1lb toward my goal during my first month, I gained about 6lbs due to stress (finals time, I didn't have time/energy to eat healthy or work out) and los... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 04:55:19 EST Do you blog? I try to write an entry a day. I think it helps me stay motivated. What about you? Does it help? Tue, 5 May 2009 23:57:10 EST Calorie Killers What's your weakness when it comes to calories? Mine seems to be special occasions. It seems like something is always going on and I have to indulge a bit with the food. Whether it's a free meal for an induction ceremony or cake at a birthday party or even popcorn at the movies, I tend to fail the test of keeping within my caloric limits, even if I limit myself. <BR> <BR> What about you? Sat, 2 May 2009 21:24:06 EST Healthy Places to Eat in Evansville Does anyone know some especially healthy places to eat in and around Evansville? If I want to eat out, I know to avoid the fast food restaurants (and that if I do, get the lesser of evils), but where CAN I go then? Evansville is filled with fast food places. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Wed, 29 Apr 2009 17:44:03 EST Hey everyone I'm new here. I am trying yet again to lose some weight and be happy with myself again. Hope I can contribute to the team. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 01:47:56 EST YMCA Healthy kids day The YMCA downtown will host it's annual healthy kids day today from 10-2 pm. They have inflatibles, obstacle courses, healthy snacks, fun and games. It's free and open to the public. <BR> <BR> Enjoy. Sat, 18 Apr 2009 09:51:24 EST Staying Active in Evansville As most of you know, the ville is not the easiest place to stay active (sitting in traffic on the LLoyd doesnt exactly work the glutes!). <BR> <BR> Now its warming up what are some ideas to get active and have more variety? <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 00:53:09 EST Evansville Is Home! I was born & raised in E'ville but now live in Winslow,Indiana. We have lived in Winslow (My hubby's hometown) for nearly 7 years now and while it is more quiet and a much slower pace I still miss EVANSVILLE! My 4 daughter's and my 10 grandbabies along with my father and my siblings all live in E'ville so I am there 1-2 times a week. I am fairly new to SparkPeople but I really like what I have seen here and I am excited to be a part of THIS team!! I am 50, soon to be 51 and am still trying to... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 10:36:27 EST Intro Hello everyone! I'm in Evansville and just joined the Sparkpeople website. I am looking to lose around 40 lbs. Hope we can get some encouraging chatting going on here. Mon, 9 Feb 2009 20:46:43 EST new to sight Hi everyone. I am new to this group. I want to get healthy. I have a lot of weight to lose and I know it will be hard and need all the support i can get. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:18:36 EST Belly dance off the inches! Belly dancing is a super fun way to tone the abs and get the body moving! Shimmy your way to fitness in 2009! Mail me for details! <BR> <BR> Or visit <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 15:18:26 EST Live It Up 2 Mile Run/Walk Is anyone doing the Live it Up 2 mile Run/Walk on Sat. in Evansville at the Centre? My son and husband are planning on doing the 2 mile run. I was thinking about doing the 2 mile walk. Haven't decided yet. It's suppossed to be about 38 on Sat and I hate cold, so not sure if I want to walk about 30-35 minutes in the cold. <BR> To Success in 2009! <BR> Gail Mon, 5 Jan 2009 13:21:10 EST How is everyone? How is everyone doing out there? <BR> <BR> I just wanted to check in and see how everything's going with all of you. <BR> <BR> I was just made a leader of the team and I'd love to hear some ideas for how to get this place moving! So drop me a line or reply to this message and let me know! :) Tue, 9 Dec 2008 17:52:45 EST Christmas parade The Christmas parade is this Sunday (23rd) downtown. Is anyone else going to be there? <BR> <BR> We took my daughter last year, and that's where she really learned to wave. It was too cute! Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:03:16 EST Holiday tips Anyone have any good tips for getting through the holiday season? <BR> <BR> Here's one that I liked. Instead of depriving yourself of a tasty treat, take three bites of it. You can enjoy it without blowing your diet. <BR> <BR> I guess it defeats the purpose if you take 3 GIANT bites, but you get the idea! :) Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:02:26 EST Challenge anyone? My challenge is going to be to lose 10 lbs by Christmas. Anyone feel like joining me? Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:24:55 EST It's too quiet in here!! So I was just wondering if anyone regularly visits this sight? It seems everyone just posts once and is never heard from again. Lets get some conversation going! Fri, 7 Nov 2008 10:56:44 EST im new!! My name is Angie and im new to spark. im looking forward to losing weight and feeling better. Wed, 5 Nov 2008 20:30:56 EST Mid and legs loosing Quest. & Introduce 10-21-08 <BR> Hello today I am ready to lose more weight. <BR> <BR> I find it stuck in my brain that it is ok NOT ok to lose more weight so much of the time. Praise God that he has comforted me to feel comfortable since September I have been practicing maintaining! Sure I went down to 238 twice but I can't stay there so I claim 240 since September and October I see more 240 <BR> than less. <BR> <BR> July 08 3rd week I added ground golden flax seed to my soup for lunch. I made it a pudding... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 12:39:55 EST Universtiy Walking My exercise/walking has been hit and miss to say the least. Yesterday, along with a day or two last week, I just walked around the USI campus. It's not a very big school but it was of the fastest going compasses in the United States. <BR> <BR> First I walked in the furthest row possible in the parking lot. Then I went 'around' the campus instead of straight through it. It is also a tad hilly and has a few stairs off and on throughout. Add the 20 lbs. of my backpack and I almost broke ... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:49:51 EST Did you go to the Fall Festival? I didn't go this year. I could just see me losing my 2 year old in that crowd. It probably wouldn't have fazed her, but I would have had a heart attack! I also didn't want the extra temptation. My program cuts out sugar and white flour, so there's not a lot left to choose from after that! <BR> <BR> So how did you guys do? Sun, 12 Oct 2008 18:52:44 EST Hi I'm a newbie My name is Laura I'm 23. I'm married and have 1 son. I'm from Evansville and I'm looking forward to getting healthier. Tue, 7 Oct 2008 23:41:10 EST Evansville Half-Marathon Hi, all. I am training for the Evansville Half Marathon in October. I was curious if any of you Evansville Sparkers are running it too. Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:31:55 EST When do you workout? I prefer to workout in the morning. It just seems to get me going and motivated for the whole day. Today I did not feel like working out at all but once I got going I was so glad I did. Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:58:58 EST Weekly totals I like to keep track of my total workout time and thought we could use this thread to do that. <BR> <BR> Cardio Mins: today <BR> total week to date <BR> <BR> Strength Min: today <BR> total week to date Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:21:29 EST Daily chat Just wanted to say that I am new to the team and was wondering if anyone else was having problems with calorie count? I know how to count calories I just don't do it. I don't know if it's because I am lazy or if I just don't really see the benefit of it. Ok so if I ate right in the first place would I really be overweight, probably not. When I was diagnosed with diabetes I really started watching what I ate. I think my biggest problem is exercising. I never liked to do it, didn't think I had ... Sun, 20 Jul 2008 10:09:41 EST New to the team Hello, I recently moved to Evansville from the Fort Wayne area. I have a son and two grandchildren that I don't see much of. Recently started walking on the treadmill and hoping to get back in shape. Mon, 7 Jul 2008 18:03:25 EST Hello all Hi my name is Shannon. I am not normally good at the introduction to myself. I was born a 100% Kentuckian so please don't hold a grudge on me. But I now live in Newburgh and have lived there for 3 years. My husband got a job working for the pipeline and had to leave due to the fact he was traveling all the time. But he found another job in Evansville. I work in Owensboro for Glenmary Sisters. <BR> <BR> I have 2 Boston Terriers, Sadie and Abby. And just 2 years ago I lost my twin angel b... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:03:31 EST GET'N FIT READY TO GET FIT AND HEALTHY. I HAVE ALREADY LOST SIXTEEN LBS. BEFORE JOINING FOUND THIS TODAY AND THOUGHT THIS WOULD HELP ME BETTER MY CHANCES OF LOSING EVEN MORE Thu, 15 May 2008 20:18:36 EST I am ready to play with my kids!!!!!!!!! Hello everyone I am new and I am making an effort to be able to enjoy my children. If anyone has any suggestions or wants to get together to get outside let meknow Tue, 8 Apr 2008 07:34:38 EST Anyone up for a challenge? I was trying to think how it would be great to have this team active, and exactly how to do it. It seems there aren't very many posts going on here, so what if we start challenging each other? We could do weekly or monthly. Anyone else game? Can you believe a new month is only a few days away? A challenge would be great to break us of the dull drums from all of the rain that we are expecting. <BR> Vicki Tue, 25 Mar 2008 23:51:04 EST New Here Not exactly sure what I am doing so bare with me lol. My name is Haylie. I am 24yrs old and have a beautiful son named Zaden who is 3. I have gained some weight over the years with marriage and being pregnant. I would love to loose atleast 30lbs. Could use all the motivation and support! Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:21:18 EST How's It Going? I just wanted to give a shout out to all the E'ville Sparkers for encouragement!!! I was wondering if anyone other sparkers were following the Diet Doc's weight loss plan? My friend and I have been doing this for 3 weeks. I would love to share recipes and ideas with anyone else following the same program. Tue, 19 Feb 2008 09:39:14 EST INVITE Hey Evansville Sparkers: <BR> Those of you interested in learning more about health/wellness an RN and friend of mine will be presenting next Tuesday, the 26th, at 6:30 at Cambridge Golf Club. Let me know if you want to go. She discusses, diet, exercise, hormones, stress, etc... She usually packs a good crowd and is so informative on so many things. It is free, just RSVP to me and I will make sure you have a seat. Mon, 18 Feb 2008 14:56:47 EST Getting out! Hey I was able to get out of the house today and make it to the Y. Better yet my 2 yr old didn't even cry once, and he was happy to go. <BR> Now however, I think he is sick. He started crying and being all cuddly around 11:30am. He didn't even finish his Mc D's lunch which is very rare. So, at least I got part of my wo in, and I am feeling good. <BR> Hope you all are too. <BR> Vicki <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 15:19:09 EST Anyone here? Hello, I'm from Evansville and was curious if this groups was still active or not. <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Feb 2008 20:18:43 EST Ready for a change! Hey everybody!! I'm new to sparkpeople. My friend and I have just started with The Diet Doc almost 2 weeks ago. I am ready to get fit and fabulous!! I need any encouragement, suggestions, and advice I can get. Looking forward to losing weight together with all the Eville sparkers! <em>30</em> Fri, 8 Feb 2008 15:47:56 EST Hello Hi Evansville Sparkers <BR> My name is Tammy and I am in my second week with Spark People. I have lost 3 lbs all ready and I am very excited. I love the website and the easy way to track what you eat. It really helps me stay on track. Sun, 27 Jan 2008 02:15:00 EST any bobs gym members here I just started the "stripped" 5x5 program and was looking for some other people to lift with. I usually go in the mornings if anybody's interested jsut send me a msg Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:58:56 EST New and in Evansville I just wanted to pop in and say Hi to everyone. I also live in Evansville and I'm working hard to get some lbs off. Can't wait to met everyone. <BR> <BR> Kimberleann Tue, 18 Dec 2007 22:38:14 EST hello!! hey, I'm looking for someone to jog with and to exercise with. any takers? I live on the north side. Thu, 6 Dec 2007 22:40:25 EST Newbie Hi there, I'm new to the site. I will talk to anyone about anything, so don't hesitate to send me a comment! Sat, 1 Dec 2007 00:17:14 EST Also New! My name is Kristen & I've got a lot to lose. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Mon, 12 Nov 2007 23:31:51 EST New to group Hi, I'm new to the Eville group. I've been in SP for almost 2 years but never looked for a local group!! I'm outside of Eville in hicksville but I wouldn't want to live any other place! I've got lots of weight to lose but it'll have to wait until July of 2008 after baby #4 is born!! <BR> Nice to meet you. Sat, 10 Nov 2007 11:53:11 EST Hi--new here! I just noticed the Evansville team so thought I'd say "hi". I just joined on Wednesday. Today was my first actual "dieting" day though. I'm 53, married, and have one daughter who is in grad school. I'm hoping, hoping, hoping to lose 50 pounds. Thu, 18 Oct 2007 19:41:09 EST discrepancy between machine & sp? Has anyone noticed there is often a discrepancy between the calories burned on a treadmill/elliptical machine, etc, and the calories burned when you input your workout into SP? Which do you tend to go by? Tue, 2 Oct 2007 13:25:34 EST Aquafina Water Problem?? Today I had my nephew's first birthday party and didn't have any other options except for buying a bottle of Aquafina bottled water from the Pepsi Machine outside the building. Almost immediately after finishing it (if not a little before), my throat starting hurting. Now, about four hours later, my throat is completely red, constantly dry and painful. I've never had a problem like this from drinking anything. But this is the first time I've ever had Aquafina. Most of the time I drink the Sam... Sat, 8 Sep 2007 22:31:43 EST How much WATER have you drank today... 10 glasses Fri, 7 Sep 2007 13:30:06 EST Walking Challenge... <BR> This is a viritual walking tour that will start Oct. 1st that is free. <BR> or <BR> <BR> This is a free challenge that is going to start October 1st, if anyone is interested the web address is <BR> It is called 'Walk on rock On to a New Year' <BR> <BR> Does this interest anyone?? I don't know alot about these but you can look and see what you think. Fri, 7 Sep 2007 10:15:41 EST Tell us a little about yourself... Hi! I am a grandma that lives in Evansville. <BR> One of the teams I belong to the Team Southern Indiana Sparkies. <BR> I saw this group and thought maybe we could encourage other Evansville people so here I am. Fri, 7 Sep 2007 09:57:38 EST hi! so I know that there is only one other person in this group. And thats okay. Feel free to write or comment on anything. I may post things just to keep you motivated. Maybe you'll get interested and add! Hope your weight loss plan is going well for you! I start mine today and hopefully things go well! Toodles! Thu, 5 Jul 2007 19:54:29 EST