SparkPeople Jersey City Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Jersey City area. Welcome! SparkPeople Jersey City Sparkers Team Messageboard Hi I'm new Hey, my name is Niray and I'm new to spark people. Heard about it from friends thought I would try it and see if it helps with my weight loss goals Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:42:39 EST just joined today I am determine to start leading a healther life this year. Hoping SP can help me stay motivated. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:30:47 EST New to Spark people and this team Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> my name is anita santos and i am new to the sparkpeople website. I overcame my depression and gained a lot of weight while i was going through the whole thing. I joined the site because I am having a hard time getting into an exercise routine and could use an extra push. I was intrigued to see that there are a lot of you in the jersey city area. are any of you close to jersey city heights and if so are you willing to chat for a bit (could be online) and then event... Thu, 23 May 2013 12:54:55 EST New Team Leader & Sparkler Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> I accidentally became the new Team Leader. I'm 29 and slightly out of shape, but I'm hoping that this site and community will come together, and we can all maintain a healthy lifestyle together! <BR> <BR> Ciao! Be my SparkFriend! <BR> xingxiaz Thu, 2 May 2013 08:25:21 EST Downtown buddies? Ok so the chill town sparkers team appears to be dead. If you want an accountability buddy, Hit me up! Fri, 6 Jan 2012 22:55:12 EST Running in JC Hey everyone, get a jump on your new year resolutions and join my group for a jog this December 31st at 8:30am. We will meet at the corner of 4th & Coles at 8:30 12/31/11 and jog up to 8 miles, you can turn back or bail out at anytime, some do 3 miles others do the full 8. <BR> The group will meet every other weekend after that through the winter adding additional miles every time. Let me know if you'd like to join and I can get you on the email list. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:26:44 EST hi sparkpeople am 30 with 150lb to seem like a imposible task ro dose it just feel like that for a week or so <BR> or will it feel this way the whole way <BR> ps i dream od ice cold soda <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 13:18:57 EST new members Let,s do our best to recruit new members for Jersey City Sparkers. Sat, 13 Aug 2011 15:28:18 EST Runners/Joggers meetup? <BR> Would any of you be interested in meeting up somewhere in JC to get a running/jogging group started? If so, please let me know. <BR> <BR> If you aren't quite a runner but ready to make that transition from walking to jogging/running, please include yourself. I would be glad to help you make that transition and show you how I tackled the transition myself a year or so ago. <BR> <BR> If so, would everyone be willing to meet at Exchange Place, along the water front? It is a beautifu... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 14:40:48 EST ulysses43 Hello every one I'm new to very excited to be on and meet new people,Heard so many good things about the site. Sat, 16 Jul 2011 20:49:36 EST Results in May. In May 18 members hit the 100 point goal,one more than April. Fifteen members scored 100 fitness points or more."Make it happen." <BR> <BR> Jim <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 12:56:39 EST Goals Last Jersey City Sparkers adopted a goal to reach 100 points per month. The results were as follows;44 members participated and 17 members reached 100 points,26 members obtained fitness minutes and16 hit the hundred point mark. <BR> Keep up the good work Sat, 14 May 2011 15:55:25 EST Team goal Please note the new team goal of 10points a month. I think all should be able to meet that. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:06:11 EST New here!!! I am Susan, born and bred Bayonne, right next to Jersey City. Still in Bayonne, once you get stuck, you're here forever. <BR> <BR> I have quite a bit to loose and although it's only been a week, I've lost a pound and a half! Sat, 12 Mar 2011 09:18:25 EST JerseyGirl311 Hi, My name is Tanya, I here to start a new life loss weight and eat smart Wed, 2 Mar 2011 09:44:19 EST new members Welcome all new members. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:34:22 EST Looking for Gym/Workout Partners I'm completely new to the site. I'm looking for a gym/workout partner. I currently goto Impact Fitness (formerly Dolphin Fitness Gym) in Bayonne. Aside from the gym, I'd like to partner with someone for jogging, swimming and once the weather warms up...biking. I'm up for weekend runs in Liberty State Park and/or downtown JC. <BR> <BR> My goal is to drop 30 lbs by Memorial Day. Let's get it!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:31:27 EST HELLO SPARKS PEOPLE... HI MY NAME IS MARCIA AND IM HERE TO LOSE WEIGHT AND WANT TO GET FEET, NEED HELP, AND SUPPORT, WANT TO BE MOTIVATED Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:02:09 EST New to the group Hello to everyone, I am a 38 year old stay at home mother of a beautiful preschooler. I am about 50lbs away from my weight and health goal and am greatful and excited to be a part of this group. I look forward to not only posting my won but also reading everyones victories. Thank you, <BR> Mitch364 Thu, 6 Jan 2011 15:13:05 EST Any Challenges for 2011?? Hi Jersey City Team! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if there is any Challenges for 2011? Its been a while since I have been on Sparks and I want to get on track with my weight loss... <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:54:55 EST nikki26261 Hello I'm Nikki and I'm from Jersey city. I joined this site to help me lose belly fat and have a better and healthier lifestyle. Wish me luck because this will be one of the hardest this I will ever do. Tue, 7 Dec 2010 20:12:49 EST HI, New to spark's My name is Ann and i am new to spark i am trying to change my life for the better seems to be hard for me at times. So i am hoping finding this team will help me since it is locate were i live! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 15:53:40 EST I'm Jim. Have a great Columbus Day. Mon, 11 Oct 2010 05:43:27 EST New here! I'm Pam. I'm 36 and have a 2 year old son. I've always been big, but have gained a whole bunch of weight after my son was born. Six weeks after he was born, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Since then I have gained over 60 pounds, putting me over 300 pounds and my body feels like it's about to break down. I'm having a hard time even getting started and I'm hoping you all will be a great support system. Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:18:57 EST New Member Hello, <BR> <BR> So after reading an article on Yahoo! I decided I would join Spark People. I noticed they have a Jersey City forum and that is awesome!! I just want to introduce myself and hopefully I will here from you guys. <BR> <BR> To Being Healthy!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> PS: If anyone is from the Downtown JC area hit me up! Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:26:33 EST New to the team from Hoboken Hi Team, <BR> I'm looking around for possible work out buddies. Since there's no team in Hoboken and Union this is the next closest town. I'm always looking for a walking buddy in the evening or on the weekend. Also tips on the healthier places to eat in the areas. I'm new to this area. <BR> Appreciate all the help and support I can get! Tue, 6 Jul 2010 12:55:20 EST Any active members in this group??? ??? Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:17:29 EST New Member, as of 4/26/10 Hello everyone!!! <BR> <BR> My name is Elizabeth, 35, 5'6", 168lbs, Dominican, live and work in Jersey City, NJ. I have an 8 year old boy. My goal is to lose about 30-35lbs by 9/29th, my birthday! I have a pretty good idea about how to get to my ideal weight, the problem is finding the determination to actually getting off the couch and doing it!!! <BR> <BR> I want to start eating right to give a good example to my son. Hope to find the motivation and determination I need achieve my goal ... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:55:21 EST Hey JC Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople today because I heard such good things. Hoping to find a gym buddy for mutual support and motivation! <BR> <BR> Simone Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:39:33 EST Hi I'm new Hey everyone. My name is Kristilna. I'm 19 years old and I'm trying to lose 100 pounds. This is my second day and so far everything has been going well. I'm Happy to find other people who are trying to lose also, Because i don't think I could do this alone. The best thing would be for us all to push one another. I hope to find many friends and meet lots of people. Sat, 6 Feb 2010 10:23:40 EST exercise buddy journal square I am looking for a exercise buddy if you go the Bally I am starting again this week Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:49:00 EST New Year !! Hi JC Team! I wish you all had a wonderful New Year. Now that the holidays are behind us I need to get motivated to lose this weight once and for all. Yes I say this every year but this is do or die for me! I am pretty much focus on losing this weight but I find that some times the buddy system works. My schedule is a bit hectic but if anyone is interested in working out or getting motivated please email me . - Ni <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a Healthy Happy New Year!!! <BR> Sun, 3 Jan 2010 08:44:47 EST looking for a gym buddy in JC or Bayonne Hey my name is Jeri and I am looking for a gym buddy. I signed up for planet fitness and they're pretty good but I would like someone to go with me cuz I feel like I would stick to going to the gym more. <BR> <BR> i have already lost about 65 lbs on my own but now i am working on loosing between 50-60 lbs. they have free trainers with unlimited session and are open 24/7 during the week so a schedule wouldn't be too hard to work out Tue, 8 Dec 2009 19:17:36 EST New to JC looking for a buddy!! Hello everyone! <BR> I just moved to JC this month, and am looking for a workout buddy. <BR> I've already lost over 150 lbs, and although I want to lose about 75 more, 50 would make me THRILLED! <BR> I'm very motivated, and I do work out regularly alone, but it's just more enjoyable with someone!!! <BR> Fri, 7 Aug 2009 05:42:35 EST Buddy? Hi, <BR> I am looking for a workout buddy in JC I live in the heights and can go walking around the city or in Hoboken. I also workout at the Ballys in Journal Square if anyone is interested. I have about 90lbs to lose. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 22:38:35 EST HELLO EVERYONE , WISHING EVERYONE THE BEST Sun, 19 Jul 2009 19:26:15 EST Hello Jersey City!!!.... Hello...I'm kind of new to Sparks....I signed up October 2008....But I'm just finding the time to really become involved... <BR> I've lost almost 45 lbs since Sept.2008... <BR> Now my scale has been at the same number for almost a month now....need some advice.. Sun, 7 Jun 2009 19:51:26 EST CKO classes hi everyone! <BR> <BR> i'm new here and i just wanted to share my experience at my CKO class in is really fun and movtivating...they have classes 7days a week from 5:45am - 8:30pm so you can go whenever you are available... <BR> <BR> its really motivating and very guys should check it out... <BR> <BR> this sunday there is a fund raiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help raise awareness and help with the research...the class will be for 1 1/3 hours it... Thu, 21 May 2009 22:34:11 EST Hi Jersey City!!! My name is Lisandra, but everyone that knows me calls me Lizzie. I’m new to sparks people, so I'm trying to get the hang of this , any support, tips or suggestions would be appreciated!!! <em>213</em> Tue, 12 May 2009 14:07:21 EST New Jersey City Spark team Hi, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you all know that I started a new Jersey City Spark Team at the link below. It is called Jersey City Spark. I found it easier to start a new group where active and interested people can join, because it is sometimes disheartening to see a large number of members and very few contributing. Feel Free to Join! <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:12:00 EST WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE <BR> who wants to lose weight and win$$! <BR> <BR> *6 week weight loss challenge <BR> *Every Wednesday night at 5:30pst <BR> *Starting March 4th through April 8th <BR> over the phone! Dial in number is (712)432-2900 code 112639# <BR> <BR> Cost to join the challenge is $29 per person and all the money goes into the pot. <BR> <BR> To register for the challenge go to <link><BR>htlosschallenge.php </link> or for more info call Marion... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:54:05 EST DIETING AND WORKOUT CHALLENGES!!! DO THESE APPLY TO YOU? <BR> <BR> 1) IS IT A CHALLENGE FOR YOU TO DIET AND WORKOUT?? <BR> 2) HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THEM, IF ANY? <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:55:59 EST ******AT TENDANCE LIST****** I AM NEW AND I'M LOOKING FOR SUPPORT!!! WHO'S WITH ME?? <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE ACTIVE?? LET'S GET TOGETHER AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER. <BR> <BR> IT'S EASY... JUST SAY, <BR> "I" <BR> "ME" <BR> "HERE" <BR> "PRESENT" <BR> "READY" <BR> "GOAL" <BR> BASICALLY, SAY ANYTHING THAT COMES TO MIND BUT MAKE YOURSELF HEARD!!! <BR> <em>303</em> <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:27:29 EST PilatesYoga in Jersey City Hi to Everyone in Jersey City! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if any has taken any Pilates/Yoga classes in Jersey City. I just moved here in October and am really intimidated by some of studios. I have a gym in my building that I use so I don't belong to the gyms in the area. Cost is less of an issue if the instructors are understanding and helpful. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks! Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:17:35 EST looking for a excercise buddy in JC LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO EXCERISE WITH IN THE LOCAL AREA <em>211</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:34:43 EST Upcoming 5K's/Half Marathons in the JC Area Most of these require a sign up or registration in advance: <BR> <BR> 1.Newport Liberty Waterfront run Sunday Sep 28rd <BR> Jersey City, Hudson County <BR> <BR> 2.Hoboken University Medical Center 5K Run, Saturday October 11,2008 <BR> <BR> Hoboken, NJ <BR> <BR> 3. Race for Open Space, Saturday October 25,2008 <BR> Jersey CIty,NJ <BR> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:03:52 EST JC: Adventure BootCamps for Women in 2008 NEW 2008 JERSEY CITY SCHEDULE! <BR> Event Location Start Date End Date Availability & Details <BR> Camp 5c <BR> Camp Sold Out. Registration Closed. <BR> Liberty State Park, Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ. Get directions! June 16 (Evening Boot Camp-3/week) July 11 3-days/week <BR> Mon-Wed-Fri <BR> 5.30 am - 6.30 am <BR> Register Now! <BR> Camp 6a <BR> Now Registering. <BR> $239 only! Liberty State Park, Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ. Get directions! July 26 (Saturday Boot Ca... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:35:48 EST New To Team & SP Hi Everyone! New to the group. I just had a baby about a week ago via c-section and I am trying to get back in shape to lose the baby weight and get back in shape. <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jul 2008 21:11:35 EST Exercise in JC? Where and what types of exercise do you do in Jersey City? <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Jul 2008 19:28:23 EST Hello Jersey City! Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself. I've lived in Jersey City for almost 6 years. I go for (very slow) runs along the waterfront a couple of times a week. If anyone wants to join me, that'd be great. Sun, 22 Jun 2008 10:46:56 EST Best Gyms to Join in Jersey City Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I am just curious what everyones opinions are about Jersey City gyms. I'm trying to find a gym that has early hours and classes, but that also is inexpensive. If any one has any suggestions or any ideas please let me know. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Mary Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:11:24 EST Hello Hello I'm a new member to spark, and it seems like a friendly community, been a resident of Jersey City for over 10 years now... <BR> <BR> It seems like people are trying to get the group moving but lacking ideas, how about a weekly run in lincoln park or maybe even around exchange place. Start training maybe for a 5K that's coming up? I'm not a good runner, but after being diagnosed with a high blood pressure, I got off the couch and just started working out again, so I'm just throwing ideas out ... Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:32:17 EST Was wondering if anyone else has this problem.... One of my biggest problems, and I have a few of them, is that I never eat when I'm supposed to. I never eat breakfast cause I just don't have time in the morning, and if I get up earlier in the day to eat, I'm STARVING by the time I get to school. I guess I should somehow try to incorporate small meals into my day, but I also would rather not eat a bunch of cold stuff through out the day like yogurt, nuts and granola. I like tasty stuff. Anyway long story short is I wind up eating all my ... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:02:46 EST Introduc ions.... Hi all. I am new to Spark I just joined today. I am excited to be a part of this program. I hope to reach all of my goals. I have always been heavy, I've just gotten heavier as the years went by. But I recently had a check up and although generally I was ok, my cholesterol and blood sugar were a bit on the high side. The thing that really made me say that I had to do something NOW, was the fact that I am in constant pain. I get a lot of back pain, I have pain in my hips and in my elbows... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 17:52:28 EST New to this team Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I found this team today and am trying to get back to my weight loss goal. I injured my ankle in July of last year and had to take 2 months off. When I was ready to start again, my Mom passed away and I never came back. I drowned my sorrow in tv and internet time and indulged in snacks. I have finally snapped out of it and am ready to lose this weight. Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:46:22 EST Fitness Buddy (ies) Hi, <BR> <BR> Well I make it to the gym about 5 or 6 times a week and I am looking to add to my routine. I am very interested in finding a workout buddy or buddies for Sat and Sun afternoons just to walk or jog around to start off. Anyone interested let me know. Sat, 1 Mar 2008 17:43:01 EST Visual motivation I read on another team page that a lot of people are using visual motivation very effectively. Like hanging a piece of clothing that doesn't fit quite right anymore on the fridge to stop bingeing - or creating a calendar you can put a sticker on every time you exercise. They sound like good ideas - does anyone here use a visual motivator they would suggest? Tue, 26 Feb 2008 10:47:57 EST Who is your greatest motivator? Who is your greatest motivator in your weight loss and exercise journey? <BR> Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:51:44 EST You are what you eat! I got this from a member on another team I'm on. I thought it was really interesting. Tell me what you think. Di <BR> You are what you eat, so eat well. A stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. They have shown that what was once called 'The Doctrine of Signatures' was astoundingly correct. It now contends that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function and that this pattern ac... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 10:29:26 EST What's your favorite snack? I just mentioned in another message that my favorite snack is the Fiber One chocolate and oat fiber bar. It has chocolate, lots of fiber and taste good. So now I'd like to know what your favorite snack is. Share the goods,lol. <BR> Di <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2008 23:59:29 EST New to Spark and Jersey City too. Hi. Mon, 4 Feb 2008 13:18:27 EST New to Spark and Jersey City too. Hi. Mon, 4 Feb 2008 13:18:21 EST New to Spark and Jersey City too. Hi. Mon, 4 Feb 2008 13:18:17 EST New to Spark and Jersey City too. Hi. Just learned about Spark and signed up today. I am relatively new in JC too. Been here about an year and really don't know anybody. I just joined a gym and I still have to give myself a pep talk everyday on the importance of getting there. I prefer walking outside. Looking forward to giving and receiving support from my JC team. By the way, I am planning on doing the 5k in Liberty Park on March 15. Mon, 4 Feb 2008 13:17:43 EST New to Spark and Jersey City too. Hi. Just learned about Spark and signed up today. I am relatively new in JC too. Been here about an year and really don't know anybody. I just joined a gym and I still have to give myself a pep talk everyday on the importance of getting there. I prefer walking outside. Looking forward to giving and receiving support from my JC team. By the way, I am planning on doing the 5k in Liberty Park on March 15. Mon, 4 Feb 2008 13:14:30 EST New to SP and Team Hi everyone- <BR> <BR> My name is Amber. I live in downtown JC and just joined SparkPeople and this team. I've recently joined Weight Watchers too a few weeks ago. I'm curious to see how the two come together. <BR> <BR> I'm 5foot nothing and 160 lbs. I'm 25 years old and looking to lose overall about 45 lbs or so. I'm tired of being overweight and according to BMI charts I'm obese. <BR> <BR> Looking for support, maybe a workout buddy/partner..something. <BR> <BR> Here goes nothin! Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:20:00 EST What's the best place to shop for healthy foods? I usually make trips to different places to buy food. I buy my fruits and veggies from produce stores, my pastas, sauces, rice, etc, from markets like Shoprite since they have an affordable health foods section and I buy my meat from different places depending on quality and price. What's a good place in Jersey City to buy healthy foods when on a budget? If there is one location even better,lol. <BR> Di Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:40:18 EST New to Spark, relatively new to Jersey City Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Amber. I moved to Jersey City with my husband from England two years ago. I am originally from Texas. <BR> <BR> In 2004, I had gastric bypass surgery that allowed me to initially lose 120 lbs. Unfortunately, I also have PCOS, which cause some major hormone issues, and carb addiction. I have gained back 40 odd pounds since my wedding day in November 2005. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I really want to try for a baby before I hit 30 (in 2 years), so I'm desperate to lose ... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 01:22:47 EST Where is everybody? I've been on since yesterday and haven't seen any replies or new topics. What's going on? Is anybody out there? <BR> Di <em>38</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:06:00 EST How do I set up the ticker here? On my other message board we have what's called a ticker. Its the little weight measuring device on the bottom of the message. SP says you can't put in html so how do you add or get the measurer? It may be called something else here. <BR> Di Fri, 11 Jan 2008 19:40:57 EST New to team and Sp Hi everybody. I'm new to Spark but not new in J.C. I've been here for 13 years. I'm currently trying to lose about 75 pounds. I'm in a challenge for the Biggest Loser to lose 22 pounds by the finale on 4/1/08. So far I'm down 5 pounds since beginning on 1/2/08. Although it has not been easy I feel good about putting foods in my body then what I was eating before and any weight loss makes me happy. :) Looking forward to getting to know you all, my neighbors,lol. Di <em>213</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2008 18:34:31 EST New to team Hello, I've been a Spark member for a year and was doing well and then got pregnant. So now I have a new baby and new weight loss goals. We've been living in JC for a year and a half. Good luck to everyone! Tue, 8 Jan 2008 08:58:30 EST New to team Hello, I've been a Spark member for a year and was doing well and then got pregnant. So now I have a new baby and new weight loss goals. We've been living in JC for a year and a half. Good luck to everyone! Tue, 8 Jan 2008 08:58:21 EST Looking for a walking buddy in Greenville in JC I have a baby that would be strolling while I walk. If anyone would like to go walking in the Greenville Jersey City area as well... drop me a line. Happy walking all. Mon, 31 Dec 2007 14:17:05 EST Looking for a work out buddy/activity partner Hi, <BR> I livein JC Heights and I am looking for a workout buddy/activity partner to work with. As we all know the holidays can be deadly and I am trying to stay on traget and motivated. <BR> <BR> -Mari Tue, 4 Dec 2007 11:39:49 EST Looking for a place to swim Hey I am trying to find a place in Jersey City with a pool. I would love to add some laps to the rest of my cardio. Anyone know where i can try? Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:53:27 EST New member <em>198</em> Hello everyone I just joined spark people and I wanted to greet all those in the team... Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:10:09 EST